David Byrne Designed New Bike Racks For BAM


  • Dino Perrucci

If that isn’t the Brooklyn-iest headline I’ve ever written, I don’t know what is.

But still, these are cool!

On the heels of Smorgasburg/Brooklyn Flea’s big bike rack news, BAM announced Byrne’s new project, which is part straightforward bike rack, part art installation.

Byrne, who collaborated with Dero Bike Racks on the design, explained, “I wondered how I could make something that was modular, yet variable — a design that wouldn’t always look the same and could vary depending on season and placement. I realized that a few very basic shapes — a semi circle, a line, and a V shape — would allow one to make a good percentage of the letters of our alphabet.”

As such, the racks currently spell out “pink crown” and “micro lip,” and BAM will be taking suggestions from its audience and community for future iterations.

Between this, Smorgasburg, that cool light-up helmet a guy in Prospect Heights just came up with, and the city’s apparently positive vibes toward bike lines, it’s been a really solid week for all you bike people out there.

Well, except for the delivery guys.

Follow Virginia K. Smith on Twitter @vksmith.


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