Project .002 spawned from a design exercise that took an assessment of the most readily available reusable component that could be easily replicated and remade into a safe and sturdy bikerack. After touring our known bank of scrap yards etc, it quickly became obvious what we could use as a bike rack– heavy duty, retired cast iron home radiators. We also found out about Syracuse’s rich bicycle history- once home to the Stearn’s Bicycle Manufacturing Plant- which served as the beginnings of the gear companies that would come later on (New Process Gear, etc.)
We’ve had several inquiries to have this bike rack built and are now using some of the knowledge gained from the project in collaboration with Syracuse’s Public Arts Task Force to more actively seek/create opportunities to promote sustainable alternative transportation methods such as cycling. Check out some of the pics!