Product design for New York City’s Department of Transportation. Designed in collaboration with Jeff Miller, CityRack was a finalist in an international bicycle rack competition for the City of New York.
The proposed design consists of a one-piece cast iron frame with a brightly coloured plastic bumper, which prevents bicycles from being scratched. Cast iron complements the urban aesthetic and architectural heritage of New York City. The one-piece iron frame consists of 100% recycled content and cannot be cut or broken, as ductile iron is four times stronger than conventional cast iron. Its iconic diamond shape is easy for bikers to spot and allows for multiple locking possibilities, while accommodating seats, pedals, kickstands, and handlebars. The rack provides maximum security, as its tall neck keeps locks off the pavement, minimizing the chance that they can be pried open against the pavement. Though wider than the commonly used inverted-U rack, the proposed design takes up very little space on already crowded city sidewalks.