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Old 06-19-09, 07:15 PM   #1
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New York Bike Racks: Black vs. Silver

Is there a preference bicyclists have regarding the black, square-shaped rack and the silver, round-shaped one? Is one supposed to be more secure than the other, or is the difference simply superficial?
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Old 06-19-09, 07:36 PM   #2
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It's not so much the color, but the shape.

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Love those David Byrne bike racks
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Yeah, I mention the color only to help clarify the distinction I'm trying to draw. The squared racks are, in my experience, always black (unless the paint's come off), and the round ones always are silver (i.e., unpainted). I think the former are "official" (i.e., city-placed), as I've seen a few with New-York-City stickers on them. I think I like the round version more, but, I'm not sure why...

What's a "David Byrne bike rack"?
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Yeah, I mention the color only to help clarify the distinction I'm trying to draw. The squared racks are, in my experience, always black (unless the paint's come off), and the round ones always are silver (i.e., unpainted). I think the former are "official" (i.e., city-placed), as I've seen a few with New-York-City stickers on them. I think I like the round version more, but, I'm not sure why...

What's a "David Byrne bike rack"?
he's the artist that designed the bike racks..
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Oh. OK. Thanks.
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I think the black square ones are just a newer version of the round silver ones. Both are official NYC bike racks.

Last year DOT held a bike rack design contest so we'll probably be seeing more of these around too.
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Is this a crazy idea?
When they put in all the Muni meters,
why didn't they leave the old meter posts where they were and designed an addition to turn each into a bike rack?
Sounds sensible to me but maybe I'm missing something.
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Maybe you should've submitted a design for that in the bike rack competition
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