PlanPhilly has the news on “artsy” bike racks coming to Center City this summer:
Last year the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy held a design competition for artist-designed bike racks. And this summer, thanks to a Knight Arts Challenge grant and private donors, several of these racks will grace sidewalks throughout Center City.
“We received 150 designs from 83 individuals and teams, from 21 states, the Netherlands and Poland,” said Margot Berg, the city’s Public Art Director. Those submissions were evaluated by a committee of City officials, art and design professionals, and cycling advocates, and were narrowed down to eight finalists “based on artistic merit, practicality/feasibility, and potential suitability to Center City Philadelphia.”
You can see more of the designs at the PlanPhilly site. The new racks should be located at Sister Cities Park, Café Cret, Boathouse Row, City Hall, Penn Center Plaza, and outside the Perelman Building at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.