In a joint effort spearheaded by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore with assistance from Station North Arts and Entertainment District, two new bike racks have been installed at Market Place in Downtown Baltimore.
The bike racks, one symbolizing a crab, and one a cityscape, are part of a larger city-wide initiative to promote and create more biking opportunities downtown.
“Station North is thrilled that the Downtown Partnership has chosen to have two of the bike rack designs from our Bike Rack Project fabricated and installed Downtown,” says David Bielenberg, Executive Director, Station North Arts & Entertainment, Inc. “Funding only allowed us to have a handful built and installed in the arts district. Now two more of the outstanding designs will become actual bike racks – works of art that also serve a purpose.”
The red crab bike rack was designed by Rod Rodriguez and the purple cityscape was designed by Allisa Jones. Both designs were fabricated by Steven Rumbaugh.
“It was fantastic to hear the city wanted to use our bike rack designs for Downtown,” says Alissa Jones, a freelance graphic designer and professor at Stevenson University. “We are so excited to see them installed.”
With these two racks on Market Place, there are now 14 bike racks in this two blocks stretch, not counting the tree guards, signs and railings.