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Reader Photo of the Week: New parking on Division, for bikes and from bikes

Posted by on September 9th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

These new bike racks were just installed at SE 21st and Division.
(Photo by Robert Elliott)

Reader Robert Elliott sent in this photo, writing:

These 2 racks were installed recently in front of what is going to be a pizza place at SE 21st and Division (site of the old Starbucks).

At least they’re not using the racks to advertise pizza.

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Vance Longwell
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Now those are slick! Hats off the the designer(s). Seriously nifty. I hope we don’t find out that these are actually just, “Leaning Rails”!

BURR
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BURR

Do those meet the PDOT ‘Art Rack’ guidelines? Really?

patrickz
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patrickz

Now, that’s a pair of good -looking racks. Compliments to the designer/craftsperson/welder/dreamer. And I bet they serve very well if you just lean on them, too.

PDXbiker
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PDXbiker

Very nice indeed. Probably didn’t cost as much as those overpriced TriMet “leaning rails” either. Coolest racks in town.

carlos
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carlos

very cool, and similar to the fence/bike racks surrounding the green space next to Red Fox.

Bahueh
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Bahueh

cool racks…they don’t look so well secured to the sidewalk however…could just be the angle of the photo.
in front of the old starbucks location if memory serves?

sabes
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sabes

Yeah, I saw those yesterday; they’re really nice. It’s just too bad that they will be in front of an unneeded Pizzicato Pizza. Bleh.

Paul Cone
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Paul Cone

They are by Matt Cartwright, who also did the fence at the Red Fox (when it was the Small World Cafe).

http://cartwrightdesign.com/

Hart
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Hart

Good riddance, Starfux.

sabes
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sabes

#9: is Pizzicato much better? OK, yeah, it probably is, but an empty storefront is probably better than Starbucks.

Dan
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Dan

These racks rock! Can I get one in front of my house for when my friends come to visit?

chelsea
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chelsea

Those are cool. I think there are some similar ones at Cherry Sprout produce just off of Alberta.

Duncan Watson
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I like those racks. Very obvious intent, nice looking and almost anything can lock to them.

brian b
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brian b

Great, Matt!

Anonymous
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Wicked racks, hats off to Pizzicato for supporting a local metal artist.

Doug Klotz
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Doug Klotz

Finally, some “art racks” that are usable, and obviously for bikes, (and not cutesy) as opposed to the ones in the Pearl that are mini-sculptures using the bike rack designation as an excuse to clutter the sidewalk, or those in Hollywood that are an excuse for advertising adjacent businesses (spectacles).

If Pizzacato had gotten a permit to install these racks, which apparently they didn’t, they would have known to install them centered on the Furnishings Zone, rather than too near the Pedestrian Through Zone, constricting ped travel. (Translation: move them about a foot nearer to the curb).