Thursday, November 20, 2008
The New NYC Bike Rack
It's official. And it's a nice looking bike rack. Simple. Effective. As long as the whole thing remains firmly rooted in the ground.
And here's a pdf glossy promo.
And it is probably the best of the finalists.
But I still don't see why it's better than a parking meter. Or why they don't simply attach the circle to street light posts like they do in Sydney. Ideally every street light post.
For all the hype, the most important thing is that there is a place to lock your bike on every block. 5,000 bike racks in the next three years isn't enough. Especially if it's combined with the removal of more than 5,000 parking meters.