So, Bike Racks Should Have the Name of the Neighborhood Where They’re Installed Stamped on Them?

Is this a thing now?

Doesn’t this kind of deal cost a lot of money?

Oh, it doesn’t matter because you tax the bidnesses in the area to pay for your salary and you like playing around with aesthetics using Other People’s Money?

Thusly:

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Speaking of which, that horrible SPUR organization loves this stupid idea?

Well, that seals it.

Shouldn’t we have more bike racks sooner rather than fewer expensive bike racks later?

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4 Responses to “So, Bike Racks Should Have the Name of the Neighborhood Where They’re Installed Stamped on Them?”

  1. Jonah says:

    The cost of the bike racks is mostly the cost of the metal. It doesn’t matter what shape they’re in or if they have the neighborhood stamped into them.

  2. Anonymous says:

    These racks are made in Washington state in batches of 30. They cost signif. more than than the aforementioned regular bike racks. The cost of the iron is prob about 10% of the total cost of the rack…

  3. Alai says:

    I’m sure they’re more expensive than standard racks, but I suspect that the cost of planning and labor are the biggest factor, not the physical racks themselves. Spending a little extra to make them look decorative is not wasted money, to my mind. Especially when they are fairly prominent, visible to anyone passing by.

    Or should every public structure be the cheapest, most functional thing possible? I don’t think so.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    Yesyesyes. Cheapest and most functional.

    Speaking of expensive aesthetics, I regularly lock up my bike using the otherwise unused green pedmount newsracks as theres nothing else use, in some places, anyway.. Sf should work on the basics, imo.

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