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N.Y./REGION | September 30, 2008
City Room: 10 Finalists Picked in Bike-Rack Contest
The winning design will eventually replace the 5,000 or so CityRacks, which were first designed 10 years ago.
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> The winning design will eventually replace the 5,000 or sohttp://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/30/10-finalists-picked-in-bike-rack-contest/?ei=5070&emc=eta1
> CityRacks, which were first designed 10 years ago.
=v= The old design is the basic upside-down "U". I don't think
there's anything particularly lacking with it, except that NYC
needs far more than 5,000 racks. (So, for the near term, these
new racks should supplant, not replace, the old ones.)
=v= (That said, I am delighted by the one that like the ecology
symbol, designed by Ian Mahaffy and Maarten De Greeve, and I
hope it wins.)
=v= A nonprofit group called Trees New York, which promotes
the planting and care of street trees in NYC, also had a design
competition a few years ago, for a combination bike rack and
tree guard. The idea was to provide something to lock bikes
to instead of trees, and also to protect the trees (and their
roots systems). You can see the two winning designs here: