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How Bike Racks Are Weaponized To Displace Unhoused People

In Portland, a set of mysteriously installed bike racks is prompting questions about their true purpose.

June 7, 2022 - The Portland Mercury

Citi Bike Rack

Timelapse: Bikeshare Versus Parking Spaces

A Manhattan timelapse video shows a startling contrast between bikeshare and car parking when it comes to efficient use of city space.

July 6, 2017 - CityLab

Bike Parking: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

have you ever found bike parking hidden behind a dumpster?

July 16, 2016 - MinnPost

MTA Testing Bike Racks on Staten Island Buses

What is the one transit facility New York lacks that every other major city in the country has? Bike racks on buses. A new system was tested recently on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, but it's a long way from delivery.

March 11, 2015 - StreetsBlog NYC

New Bill Allows Expanded Bike Racks on California's Transit Buses

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed a law to allow all 40-foot buses throughout the state to increase their bike rack capacity.

September 12, 2014 - LA Streetsblog

Will Bike-Shaped Parking Racks Increase Driver Awareness?

It might be a stretch to think that attractive sidewalk bike racks will increase motorists' willingness to "share the road", but it helped a bike shop owner convince the city of Hayward, Calif. to approve the installation of the $450 racks.

July 29, 2013 - The Daily Review

Artist Decorates Abandoned Bike, Gets Fined

Toronto artist Caroline Macfarlane found a rusted bicycle that had been locked to a bike rack for a very long time. She decided to make it into art, painting the whole bike neon pink and adding a basket of flowers. The city responded by fining her.

June 3, 2011 - Boing Boing

Parking Meters Becoming Bike Racks

New York follows a trend happening in cities across the country, taking out parking meters in favor of central pay stations and turning some old meters into bike parking.

February 17, 2010 - New York Post

Pedestrian Sprawl Alert: Hoboken's New "Plaza"

As if all this inclement weather hasn't been hassle enough for those of us who cherish our cars, I practically careened into another tragic loss for the rightfully auto-minded recently in Hoboken, New Jersey.  It seems the needs of lofty pedestrians et.al. have once again been imprudently prioritized over us drivers in a result that is sure to make your muffler ratlle: a one-block segment of an historic belgian block street has been closed off to the ideal form of personal mobility (read: car) so that silly people with nothing better to do than run around frivolously in streets have another place off the sidewalk to inconvenience the driving majority of our great nation.

January 5, 2010 - Ian Sacs

The Perils of Bus Bike Racks

Since the Columbus Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) put bike racks on the front of their buses, so many people have forgotten and left their bikes on board that hundreds of bikes are piling up in the lost and found.

August 10, 2009 - The Columbus Dispatch

Turning Dead Meters Into Bike Racks

With cities switching to new pay kiosks, parking meters are going the way of the dodo- unfortunately for bikers, who use the posts for bike racks. A handful of cities are seeing the possibility in old posts.

July 2, 2009 - Streetsblog

Bike Arcing

A new system of bike storage debuts in Palo Alto and Redwood City, CA next week. The Bike Arc aims to be more elegant and space-saving than the standard U-shaped rack.

June 26, 2009 - The Architect's Newspaper

Bike Racks as Public Art Gaining Popularity

Quirky, artistic bike racks are cropping up in cities around the country--a trend that benefits more than just cyclists.

November 5, 2008 - USA Today

More and Better Parking Needed for Philadelphia's Cyclists

As cycling increases in Philadelphia, more bike parking is needed. But the common upside-down U-shaped rack won't provide enough for the city, according to this piece from The Philadelphia Inquirer.

October 14, 2008 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

Talking Head Designs Bike Rack

David Byrne, an avid cyclist in Manhattan, was asked to judge a bike rack design contest. Instead, he made his own designs, which have quickly gone up around the city.

August 13, 2008 - The New York Times

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