Doxa Orange right arrow Artist-Designed Bike Racks Installed on Market and Polk

Last year the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition organized a contest among artists to redesign the standard bike rack for Treasure Island, using the same square steel tubes that are used in many mass-produced bike racks. The redesigns reference the island, intended to add to a sense of place. Now you can see the top three designs implemented on Market Street and Polk Street, and test out these sculptural bike racks.

Todd Gilens’ winning design references the diagonal street plan for Treasure Island (a grid intended to prevent wind tunnels from prevailing winds).

Todd's Bike Racks at 1020 Market Street

Todd's Bike Racks at 1020 Market Street

Runners up include Kirk Scott’s design, racks shaped to look like the map of Treasure Island and include intersecting bars that reference the exact location of each bike rack.

Kirk Scott's Bike Rack in Front of City Hall (on Polk Street)

Kirk Scott's Bike Rack in Front of City Hall (on Polk Street)

The last fabricated bike rack is Ryan Dempsey’s wave design, which is located on Polk Street, also in front of City Hall.

Ryan Dempsey's Wave by City Hall on Polk Street

Ryan Dempsey's Wave by City Hall on Polk Street

To look at the original design boards and read more about San Francisco Bike Coalition’s work helping create a bike and pedestrian friendly Treasure Island, check out their blog.

Written by Rebar

January 3rd, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Posted in Public Art

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