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

The bike rack design contest in review

The main objective of the contest was to deliver fun and functional bike racks that hold two bikes upright and reflect Vancouver in a creative and original way.

Throughout the contest, we saw creativity, meaningful engagement, and community building.

Read the full contest summary (9.3 MB)

Four winners selected for installation around Vancouver

The winners are:

  • 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

View the winning designs   (2.87 MB)

The winning designs may be installed wherever new bike racks are needed, including Vancouver streets, sidewalks, and plazas.

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

Prototype Exhibition

North Shore Mountains was selected as the People's Choice award at the August prototype exhibition.

Shortlisted designs

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

Have more questions?

Find answers in our FAQ  (36 KB)