Bike rack design contest

If you live, work, or study in Vancouver, you're invited to enter our bike rack design contest. We’re looking for designs that:

  • Are fun and functional, and hold two bikes
  • Can be fabricated and installed by the City in a cost-effective way
  • Reflect Vancouver in a creative and original way

What's happening

Vote for your favourite design

Of 450 submissions, 30 shortlisted designs, and much deliberation, a jury panel has narrowed down the final 6 designs to be prototyped and available for testing! Visit them and vote at:

Monday, August 13, 3pm to 7pm
Adanac and Vernon Plaza
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Tuesday, August 14, 3pm to 7pm
Arbutus Greenway and 10th Ave
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Wednesday, August 15, 3pm to 7pm
800 Robson St
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Thursday, August 16, 11am to 2pm
Helena Gutteridge Plaza in front of City Hall
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View the finalist designs  (3 MB)

What's next

The jury will meet again to decide the winning designs. We'll announce the winning designs later this summer and install them in the fall. Racks may be installed wherever new bike racks are needed, including streets, sidewalks, and plazas, and potentially other high-visibility locations.

What you can win

Winning designs will receive $2,000. Finalist designs will be prototyped and displayed at a public event. Finalists and People’s Choice Award winners will also receive prizes.

Winning designs will be manufactured by the City and installed in locations throughout Vancouver.

Past updates

Shortlisted designs

Petal Rack is the Shortlist Exhibition People’s Choice winner! 

Have more questions?

Find answers in our FAQ  (36 KB)