Sustainable Ballard has been given the green light to move forward with Ballard’s first custom-designed bike rack for the corner of 22nd and Ballard Ave., replacing the existing rack in front of Vain.
Last summer, the group held a bike rack design contest and the above rack was chosen the winner. After some back-and-forth with SDOT and some design changes, Sustainable Ballard presented the design to the Ballard Avenue Landmark District Board.
This morning, the board approved the modified version of the bike rack (shown above.) The four rings will be made of sandblasted stainless steel. There was some discussion over the type of metal to use because of graffiti concerns, but in the end the board voted 6-0 to approve the rack. One member of the board opted not to vote.