David Byrne Makes Bike Commuting Sexier
New York City has a bike parking problem, but instead of installing boring old bike racks, they’re having a contest to design bike racks that are art.
Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says the spiced-up racks go a long way to making bike commuting a little “sexier.” “Bike racks don’t all have to look like they’re handcuffs grabbing onto the concrete,”
Here’s the video from the Wall Street Journal article…
Mr. Byrne, who has been biking around Manhattan for 30 years, has also lent his support to promote new initiatives such as closing down New York City streets for cycling and recreation on Saturdays in August. The singer brings his bike all over the world while on tour, and has commuted in cities such as Manila and Istanbul.
(But would someone please tell him to stay out of the door zone?)