(Photo from DUMBO Improvement District)
The DUMBO Improvement District announced today that 30 new “Hoop” racks have been installed in Dumbo this week. The DUMBO Improvement District applied to NYCDOT’s Cityracks program for the new racks last fall.
From DUMBO Improvement District:
The Hoop design was developed for NYC Cityracks by Danish designers Ian Mahaffy and Maarten De Greeve (Bettlelab) after the duo won a bike rack design competition (judged by DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Sarah Coffin & Matilda McQuaid from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and even well known cyclist and Talking Head, David Byrne.) Hoop is a round rack and horizontal crossbar that DOT says evokes an abstracted bicycle tire.
Alexandria Sica, Executive Director of the DUMBO BID and avid bike commuter, said of the new racks, “Biking is a major mode of transportation for so many of us and a key part of the DUMBO culture. Our racks have been overflowing for some time, so we’re thrilled DOT worked with us to bring more to the neighborhood. And, they look great to match your Surly.”
More detail: DUMBO Improvement District