And better-formatted URLs for the below:
On Oct 1, 2007, at 4:03 PM, Richard Risemberg wrote:
> Riding a bicycle for transportation inevitably means having to park
> your bike while you shop, dine, visit, work, or play, and in this
> car-addled world, especially in the US, that often means a parking
> meter, signpost, fence, or tree serves as your parking structure.
> More and more cities and businesses worldwide, however, are making
> an effort to accommodate those of us who travel using the world's
> most efficient machine, and some of the resulting facilities are
> wonderful...while many are not.
> In order to explore what's out there for keeping our beloved velos
> safe while they await our return, we have decided to hold the
> Bicycle Fixation Great Bike Rack Contest. We are asking you to go
> out into your city and photograph what you think is the finest bike
> parking rack you can find (or the worst!) These must be intentional
> bike racks, installed specifically for bicycle parking.
> If you think you've seen the best (or worst) in bike rack design
> and placement, read through the details below, take your picture,
> and follow the submission directions at the URL below. Pictures
> will be judged by a panel of experts in urban design, architecture,
> and bicycle transportation, and by popular vote of our readership,
> and three winners will be rewarded with Bicycle Fixation products!
> or: http://tinyurl.com/2kemjk
> Richard Risemberg