Build a Better Bike Rack

Everyone knows that creating a quality product requires polling your audience. So in hearing that the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has teamed up with the
New York City Department of Transportation, Google and Transportation Alternatives in a competition to design a bike rack for New York City, I—an urban biker myself—have a thing or two to say.

The ideal bike rack would be a flashy piece of street furniture, like London’s telephone booths, so you could spot it on the fly. It would have a slot for each bike to avoid one falling and causing a domino effect, and it would be made of a padded (but waterproof) material so that it’s not metal on metal for shiny, new bikes.

But it’s one thing to think it. Up to ten finalists in the

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