The Bike Stops Here: Artist Designed Bicycle Racks



 

Seeing the rapid growth of bicycling in Salt Lake City and the desire to encourage more people to choose cycling as a transportation option, there is an essential need and desire for safe and secure bicycle parking. To that end, and in the ongoing effort to weave art into the fabric of our urban infrastructure, the Salt Lake Art Design Board requested proposals from Utah artists to design and fabricate bicycle racks that are identifiable, functional, and imaginative. The bicycle racks are installed at 8 downtown locations along the 300 South Cycle Track from 200 West to 600 East.

The project was designed to meet the following goals:

To enhance Salt Lake City’s image as a cultural destination and bicycle friendly city: a community that regards bicycles as a permanent and important part of the City’s transportation system.

To promote clean air, a healthy lifestyle, and encourage more people to choose bicycling as a transportation option.

To provide and integrate into our urban infrastructure, usable public art as aesthetically functional bicycle parking.

Artwork featured in header: Through the Safety Lens by Alexander Tylevich