On the hunt for a safer, more accessible, and even cooler-looking way to lock up, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT), in partnership with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and the support of Google Inc. and Transportation Alternatives (catching breath), invites you to design a better city bike rack. The aim of the City Racks Design Competition is to yield superbly designed sidewalk bicycle racks and generate new bike parking concepts for the interiors of commercial and residential spaces. The winning sidewalk rack design will be installed by the City as its new standard for bicycle parking. The winning indoor design will be installed at Google's NYC headquarters and possibly some City-owned buildings.
The jury consists of Patricia E. Harris (First Deputy Mayor, New York City), Janette Sadik-Khan (Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation), Ellen Lupton (Curator Contemporary Design, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum), some Google Representative (TBA), Steve Madden (not the shoe guy, but Editor-in-Chief of Bicycling Magazine), Duncan Jackson (Industrial Designer, BillingsJackson), and (what the...) David Byrne (Talking Heads overlord, Musician, Artist, Cyclist).
City Racks Design Competition
Registration Deadline : April 30, 2008