The City & Borough of Juneau began installing a Minneapolis bike rack maker’s coolest custom racks of 2013 this week.
The unique designs include rain boots at Marine Park, a tugboat at Sandy Beach, hockey sticks at Treadwell Ice Arena, a Raven at Sigoowu Ye Park, and planets at Twin Lakes.
The total project is cost about $25,000, says city parks and landscape superintendent George Schaaf.
“We were pleasantly surprised by the cost of the racks, that they really weren’t that much more expensive than a standard rack that you buy out of a catalog,” Schaaf says.
There will be 15 new racks with 12 custom designs. Each rack accommodates at least two bikes. Schaaf says he’s interested to hear feedback from the community.
The city worked with local landscape architecture firm Corvus Design and Minneapolis-based Dero Bike Rack Co. for the custom order.
The city hopes the bike racks will be installed by the end of October, weather permitting.
George Schaaf is a member of the KTOO Board of Directors.
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