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NYC's David Byrne Bike Racks

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Talk about chic incentive to ride your bike. NYC has the right idea with its David Byrne-designed bike racks. From NYT's City Room blog via Nylon, we learn that the Department of Transportation has teamed up with PaceWildenstein gallery and the musician/artist to create nine racks to promote bike riding. Sadly, they won't last forever. Per City Room: "The nine racks will be removed about 11 months from now; they were made of durable materials but are intended as temporary public art, not a permanent installation." Though they are for actual use, as Byrne told the blog: "“It was important to me that these new racks be the same thickness and material as the existing racks—to help identify them as practical bike racks and not just modern art.” [City Room; Nylon]