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We've built the top six bike rack designs, now you can try them!

August 7 2018 Finalist designs prototyped and ready for testing

"Residents can have fun viewing and testing the prototypes, and voting for their favourite design."

Heart shaped bike rack

Of 450 submissions, 30 shortlisted designs, and much deliberation, a jury panel has narrowed down the final six designs which have been prototyped and will be available for testing as part of the City's bike rack design contest.

"We have seen some very creative bike rack designs submitted by talented Vancouver residents all with a vision of making our public spaces more beautiful and interesting, while providing safe and secure places for people to park their bikes. We are so excited to be at the final stage of this competition," says Margaret Wittgens, Director of Public Space and Street use. "Residents can have fun viewing and testing the prototypes, and voting for their favourite design."

Selected designs

The prototyped designs will be on display at four different locations around Vancouver August 13-16, 2018. The designs selected are:

  • North Shore Mountains
  • Guard Bird
  • Chickadee-dee-dee
  • Petal Rack (the June People's Choice winner)
  • Definitely Raining
  • Living Leaf

View the designs

You can view the designs and learn more about them at:

View the finalist designs  (3 MB)

In June, 30 shortlisted designs were on display and available for public voting. The jury took a number of factors into account when deciding on the top six designs to prototype, including the People's Choice voting, cost of manufacturing, and contest criteria for safety and security.

Cash prizes

The winning design(s) will receive $2,000, finalists not selected as a contest winner will receive $500. The People's Choice winner selected at the June exhibition and August prototype showcase will also receive $200.

Winning designs will be installed this fall

The winning design(s) will be announced later in the summer and installed around the city in the fall. Racks may be installed wherever new bike racks are needed, including Vancouver streets, sidewalks, and plazas, and potentially other high-visibility locations. Winning rack designs will be added to the City's furniture catalogue and may be installed at any time beginning in the fall 2018.

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