Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Philly Bike Rack Contest Deadline Extended (and rack specs updated)

Attention ladies, gentlemen, distinguished guests, members of the jury, opposing pitchers, Trader Joe's crew members, Mister Speaker, passengers, our fellow Americans, and the owner of a white Dodge Stratus blocking the freight elevator:

Two important updates about the contest to create Philadelphia's next public art bike rack!

First, the deadline for submissions has been extended to September 30th.

Second, the specs for the large bike racks have been changed. The initial RFP incorrectly stated that dimensions for the rack had to include the locked bikes themselves. The updated document reflects the fact that those dimensions only pertain to the rack itself, not the bikes locked to it.

You can find the updated document with the specs, details of the contest, and everything else you need to know here.

If you are an artist, a designer, or just have a great idea for a bike rack, send it in! These racks will be featured in prominent places around the City, places like City Hall, Boat House Row, and Sister Cities Plaza. In a city increasingly known for its public art, your art will be in that collection!