The David Byrne Bike Racks of New York City

david byrne bike rack

photo by Julie Ruiz

Back in 2008, the New York City Department of Transportation installed nine bike racks designed by David Byrne. Each bike rack is meant to represent the neighborhood in which it is installed—the rack on Wall Street is a dollar sign, for instance. The bike racks were originally installed as temporary public art works, but they are now on permanent loan to the City.

David Byrne bike racks

photo by Michael Surtees

"The Wall Street" bike rack designed by David Byrne. New York, NY. 2008.

photo by Michael Neff

David Byrne Bike Rack on 58th street

photo by Michael Surtees

David Byrne bike rack

photo by Michael Surtees

via Gothamist