Last spring, the New York City Department of Transportation, in partnership with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, requested proposals for functional, innovative bike rack designs that would raise the profile of cycling as both a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation in New York City. The jury received over 200 entries from architects, artists, engineers, landscape architects, planners, urban designers, product designers, and manufacturers from 24 different states and 26 different countries. The finalists have been announced and their prototypes are now on display at Cooper-Hewitt until October 10th and are ready for you to test at Astor Place through October!

Cooper-Hewitt is also pleased to share two lesson plans that connect this event to your classroom. You can find these lessons at our Educator Resource Center and more information about the competition, the finalists, and the jury at http://nycityracks.wordpress.com.

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