Made of recycled cast iron and sporting tire tread designs, designs which are planned to change every 30 racks, the first 60 of 250 new bike racks to be installed in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood over the next few months were unveiled on Friday:
The bike racks which were designed by CMG Landscape Architecture are part of the YBCBD’s Yerba Buena Street Life Plan, a plan that includes more than 30 projects ranging from temporary installations to long-term, large-scale urban design improvements. The first project involved creating six mobile parklets with landscaping and seating that add greenery and places for social interaction.
Other projects in the plan include: public seating; clean energy solar docking stations for public use; improving alleys as social spaces for pedestrians; new dog parks and dog runs; adding decorative lighting to define the district and improve pedestrian safety; artistic crosswalks; and anchoring the district with a redesigned plaza at Moscone Center.
∙ Bringing New Life And Portable “Parkmobile” Gardens To The YBCBD [SocketSite]