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Innovative Bike Racks Unveiled in NYC
Posted By Mike Chino On October 7, 2008 @ 5:00 pm In Green Design Competitions,Green Transportation,New York City | No Comments
Recently a fresh crop of innovative bike racks sprung up at Astor Place in New York, and Core77  was on the scene to document the affair with some great photos! The 10 racks on display were selected as finalists in the CityRacks Design Competition , which issued an international challenge to re-think the hum-drum bike racks interspersed throughout our city streets as opportunities for public art and the promotion of bicycle awareness .
Over the past few months the streets of New York have seen a resurgence in bicycling thanks to the plaNYC  initiative, which aims to raise awareness for cycling as a sustainable, mainstream transportation option. The plan seeks to introduce 1,800 miles of bike lanes to New York by 2030 and facilitate bike use by providing necessary infrastructure and secure bike parking.
Co-presented by the NYC Department of Transportation  and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum , the CityRacks Competition  called for the world’s design community to revitalize those ubiquitous grey bike racks with innovative new forms. The 10 finalists were chosen from over 200 entries and feature durable noncorrosive materials, iconic aesthetics, and smart designs that allow more than one bike to be locked to each rack. The winner of the competition will be announced on October 24th at the CityRacks Competition Website .
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/07/cityracks-bike-rack-design-competition-finalists/
 Core77: http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/bike_rack_design_competition_entries_unveiled_11303.asp
 CityRacks Design Competition: http://nycityracks.wordpress.com/
 bicycle awareness: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/29/design21-competition-power-to-the-pedal/
 Image: http://flickr.com/photos/glenjacksontaylor/sets/72157607612528358
 plaNYC: http://www.nyc.gov/html/planyc2030/html/home/home.shtml
 NYC Department of Transportation: http://www.nyc.gov/dot
 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum: http://www.cooperhewitt.org/
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