New Golden Triangle Bike Rack - Creative Design, Creative Name
Release Date: Friday, October 26th 2012
New Golden Triangle Bike Rack – Creative Design, Creative Name
Community Helps Name, Install New BID Bike Rack
Today the Golden Triangle Business Improvement District (BID) celebrated the design, name and installation of another creative bicycle rack. “Duck, Duck, Bike!” is the name of the public artwork that can hold up to 6 bicycles. Unveiled today at 1776 G Street, the rack was inspired by the mama duck and her ducklings that nest in the nearby National Geographic courtyard each spring.
The ceremony included Brian Moran, director of asset management for property owner Washington Real Estate Investment Trust and BID executive director Leona Agouridis.
The work was designed by local firm Design Army and features a large ‘mama’ duck with two smaller ducklings.
The BID invited neighbors and friends to participate in the naming process via Facebook. After receiving approximately 70 name ideas, the BID posted the top four choices and held an online vote. “Duck, Duck, Bike!” won with 44% of the vote.
“The addition of this creative bike rack touches on several areas of focus for us,” said BID executive director Leona Agouridis. “We’re adding public art as we support our cyclists and improve alternative transit options. We are also pleased to have engaged the community at large in the design and naming of this bike rack.”
This is the fifth “creative bike rack” to be installed by the BID. Others include Exploration at 1600 M Street, (Re)Cycle at 1901 Pennsylvania Avenue, Clip Art on 21st Street and Bike Here at the Dupont Circle South Metro Entrance. Since 2000, the BID has installed more than 350 bike racks with parking for more than 700 bikes throughout the neighborhood.