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The Bike Rack Series
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Bicycle commuting in San Francisco has increased 75% since 2000. So where do all these cyclists park their bikes?
I propose a series of inspired, sculptural, colorful bike racks for the historic Dogpatch neighborhood. Made of welded tube steel, these racks can be easily fabricated at a local shop and powder-coated or galvanized for durability and color. The images submitted with this proposal feature a full-scale Hummer-inspired bike rack that would park 4 bikes. Possible design directions transform the functional bike rack into an object that reflects the personality and people of a neighborhood. Influences can be historical (paying homage to the neighborhood's former rope factories), political (a Hummer bike rack celebrating pedal power over horsepower), sculptural, or whimsical.
We will work with the City of San Francisco and the SF Bike Coalition to install this first bike rack in the series in front of or near the Workshop Residence. Subsequent racks could be proposed and fabricated for other popular Dogpatch gathering spots such as the Museum of Craft and Design, Piccino, Esprit Park, the Ramp, and Hard Knox Cafe.The bike rack(s) produced during my residency could also be incorporated into a custom public parklet in front of the Workshop Residence. Eventually, this concept could be applied to other San Francisco neighborhoods, and to other interested cities in the Bay Area and beyond. They also could be produced in a small manufacturing run and sold to offices and multi-unit dwellings.