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Old 07-25-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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Bike Rack Design Contest | Pittsburgh City Paper

I like the bridge one, but it could easily hold more bikes from the sides rather than having them pull on to the bridge. It does pander to Pittsburghers though, so I feel bad for the other designers who probably put more thought into their designs.

The one where the bikes hang vertically seems like the worst idea. Interesting concept, but many people simply wouldn't use it.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:03 PM
 
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OMG. They're all bad. I hate the bridge one. The rest are useless, ugly, and only hold a couple of bikes.

I wish I had known about this. I could have created a better design.

Vaughn Washburn's sculpture type one would be appropriate for the cultural district if it could actually hold bikes.
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Old 07-25-2013, 06:41 PM
 
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OMG. They're all bad. I hate the bridge one. The rest are useless, ugly, and only hold a couple of bikes.

I wish I had known about this. I could have created a better design.

Vaughn Washburn's sculpture type one would be appropriate for the cultural district if it could actually hold bikes.
I do find all of the designs to be underwhelming. I like the existing "three rivers" racks the best. They are unobtrusive, have a low key tip of the hat to the city, and can actually be used without an instruction manual.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:10 PM
 
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OMG. They're all bad. I hate the bridge one. The rest are useless, ugly, and only hold a couple of bikes.

I wish I had known about this. I could have created a better design.

Vaughn Washburn's sculpture type one would be appropriate for the cultural district if it could actually hold bikes.


How many bicycles do they really need to hold? Most people in town just bring their bicycles into their domiciles or offices when they are through riding, they generally don't leave them on the street.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:33 PM
 
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How many bicycles do they really need to hold? Most people in town just bring their bicycles into their domiciles or offices when they are through riding, they generally don't leave them on the street.
The idea behind providing bike racks is to encourage more people to use bikes. Not everyone can take them into their office. What about people who ride into town to eat at a restaurant, shop or attend a show in the cultural district?
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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The idea behind providing bike racks is to encourage more people to use bikes. Not everyone can take them into their office. What about people who ride into town to eat at a restaurant, shop or attend a show in the cultural district?

Maybe I live under a rock or something, but I just can't picture many guys in their tuxes riding bicycles to the Benedum.

BTW, I believe their is a bike rack at the 9th and Penn garage, I don't know how popular it is during the dining and entertainment based evening hours.
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Old 07-25-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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Maybe I live under a rock or something, but I just can't picture many guys in their tuxes riding bicycles to the Benedum.
Guess you don't go to cultural district events. It's not always tuxedos. And there are daytime matinees where people go casual. And you're ignoring my mention of shopping and dining. People who live in the North Side could enjoy riding a bike into town to do those things.

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BTW, I believe their is a bike rack at the 9th and Penn garage, I don't know how popular it is during the dining and entertainment based evening hours.
For a town to be truly bike friendly, there should be bike racks everywhere, not grouped together in one place like parking garages.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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I do find all of the designs to be underwhelming.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I bike to work almost every day from April through October. I work in Gateway Center. We are not allowed to take bikes into the building. I'm sure some other buildings downtown have similar rules.
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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Needs to be something simple and self explanatory. Cost effective, and able to accommodate the most riders at once without cluttering up the sidewalk.

I don't see any of these that qualify unfortunately.
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