From 450 submissions, 30 short-listed designed and much deliberation, a jury has narrowed down the final six designs that have now been prototyped and will soon be available for testing as part of Vancouver’s bike rack design contest.
“We have seen some very creative bike rack designs submitted by talented Vancouver residents all with a vision of making our public spaces more beautiful and interesting, while providing safe and secure places for people to park their bikes,” Margaret Wittgens, director of public space and street use, said in a press release. “We are so excited to be at the final stage of this competition. Residents can have fun viewing and testing the prototypes, and voting for their favourite design.”
The city launched the bike rack design contest in March. And in June the 30 short-listed designed were on display for public viewing and voting. A jury then narrowed the 30 designs down six finalists, including the People’s Choice winner.
The six finalists — North Shore Mountains, Guard Bird, Chickadee-dee-dee, Petal Rack (People’s Choice winner), Definitely Raining and Living Leaf — will be at four locations across the city next week.
- Adanac and Vernon Plaza, Aug. 13
- Arbutus Greenway and 10th Avenue, Aug. 14
- 800 Robson Street, Aug. 15
- Helena Gutteridge Plaza, Aug. 16
The winning design will be announced later in the summer and installed around the city in the fall wherever new bike racks are needed.
For more information or to see the six finalist designs, visit vancouver.ca/bikerackdesign.