Committee: Street Smarts
Cost: $50,000 for 6 artistic bike racks
Location: To be determined based on need and impact assessments.
Short Description: Install 6 artist-designed bike racks will create functional public art while increasing available bike parking.
Studies show that bike parking facilities encourage more people to ride bikes. The Arts Council had an artist-designed bike rack competition a few years ago tied to Main Street reconstruction (see images below). This proposal would fund the installation of six eye-catching bike racks in more areas in the city where bike parking is needed.