Friday, November 14, 2008

Winning Bike Rack Design for NYC



"A simple circle, resting on the ground with a bar bisecting it. That concept, called “Hoop” — the brainchild of Ian Mahaffy and Maarten De Greeve, designers based in Copenhagen — is the winner of the CityRacks Design Competition and will be used as the new standard bicycle rack installed on New York City’s sidewalks, officials announced on Friday. Nearly 5,000 such racks are to be installed over the next three years."

NYT

2 comments:

Corey said...

reminds me of a car steering wheel.

Brian said...

Old-timers may recognize the Standing O as the "Ecology Symbol" introduced by graphic designer, Ron Cobb on October 25, 1969 and placed into the public domain.

According to Wikipedia:

The symbol was a combination of the letters "E" and "O" taken from the words "Environment" and "Organism", respectively.

Here's a picture of the original.
http://www.art-for-a-change.com/blog/images/april07/cobb_ecology.gif

I can't think of a more perfect symbol and functional design for the coming revolution in green transportation.