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Four new bike rack designs designed by residents to be installed around Vancouver

September 10 2018 –

Four winners have been selected for installation as part of the City of Vancouver's bike rack design contest.

Quote from Director of Street Use

"The contest was hugely popular with the public. We received over 450 design submissions from Vancouverites who want to make our city streets more fun and interesting, while at the same time providing secure places for people to park their bikes," says Margaret Wittgens, Director of Street Use. "We are happy to announce that we have selected four designs that will now be built and installed at various locations around the city. Each of these designs represents something special about Vancouver and cycling, and we look forward to seeing them being enjoyed by the public."


bike rack winners

  • North Shore Mountain, by Josiane Vlitos (also selected as People's Choice award during August prototype showcase)
  • Guard Bird, by Wendy Tsao
  • Petal Rack, by Brian Lin (also selected as People's Choice award during June exhibition)
  • Living Leaf, by Ian Alcayaga

The jury took a number of factors into account when deciding on the winning designs, including the People's Choice voting, cost of manufacturing, and contest criteria for safety and security.


The contest winners will receive $2,000 each. Finalists not selected as a winner will receive $500. The People's Choice winner, as selected by public vote during the June exhibition and August prototype showcase, will receive $200.

The winning designs will be added to the City's furniture catalog and installed around the city beginning in the fall. Racks may be installed wherever new bike racks are needed, including Vancouver streets, sidewalks, and plazas.

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