Friday, March 14, 2008

New design compeition for bicycle parking in NYC



Check out this
website to learn about a new design competition in NYC for bicycle parking.

From the website:

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, is pleased to announce an international design competition for new bicycle parking for the City of New York. As part of our effort to promote cycling as a sustainable, mainstream transportation option and in keeping with the environmental goals of PlaNYC 2030, DOT is seeking to tap the creative energy of the world design and art communities for this important element of street furniture.

The purpose of the competition is to develop functional, well-designed sidewalk racks and to generate new concepts for bicycle parking inside commercial and residential buildings. These two initiatives, in addition to NYCDOT’s commitment to increasing the number of miles of bicycle facilities, providing the City’s first sheltered bike parking stations and creating more bicycle parking at transit stations, will raise the profile of bicycling as a convenient mode of transportation in New York.

(read more on the site)

2 Comments:

Anonymous VInce C said...

Nice move :) it always a way to promotoe healthy lifestyle and envronmental friendly for cycling to work...

10:49 PM  
Anonymous Hitch Your Ride said...

They should get regular racks and attach them to the side of downtown buildings. Have them hanging like on the back of vehicles. Good way to save space and add functionality to useless wall. www.hitchyourride.com

3:47 PM  

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