Monday, June 13, 2011

Making Bike Parking Pretty

One apartment complex recently issued a note to its residents stating that people were securing their bikes to "anything that is stable throughout the property" and complaining that "all the bikes scattered throughout the property create a haphazard look".

Maybe they should provide bike parking and ask the Golden Triangle BID in downtown DC about ways to make it attractive. The BID asked employees at National Geographic to come up with designs, and they did. The theme: "Exploration". The designs they came up with: discs representing the air, water, the moon and the sun.

What do you think?

In the first photo: Patrick Truby, a design specialist with National Geographic who came up with some of the designs.

In the second photo: Leona Agouridis, Greg Meyer, Susan Norton and Alan Parente.

Thanks to Kristin Thompson at the BID who forwarded the photos taken by National Geographic's Laura Wallach.

1 comment:

  1. This is another great example of aesthetically appealing bike parking. I love it. I also like the giant "paper clips" on 21st near L NW.