Abstract Art or a New York City-Provided Bike Rack?

A sleek and modern cast-metal design from Denmark’s Ian Mahaffy and Maarten De Greeve (Bettlelab) has been selected from over 200 entries as the first-place winner in the New York City Department of Transportation’s CityRacks Design Competition.

Along with a $10,000 prize, Mahaffy and De Greeve will have the thrill of seeing their bike racks — which are intended to evoke an abstract bicycle tire — installed as the new standard on New York City’s sidewalks.

Our question for you:

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