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"There was a dollar sign for Wall Street, a red high-heeled shoe for outside the Bergdorf Goodman department store on Fifth Avenue, a coffee cup for the Upper West Side near the Hungarian Pastry Shop and others at least as quirky."
"Byrne, a long time bicycle enthusiast, was originally selected a juror for a design competition to modernize city bike racks with the DOT. He was so inspired by the city’s efforts to promote bicycling that he offered 9 of his own original designs."
"Former Talking Heads music group co-founder and New York City based artist David Byrne has created some awesome bike rack installations in shapes including the dollar sign, a car and a guitar among other things."
"Here’s a sole-ful take on the common bike rack."
"And he's proving it all with a series of bike racks of his design, strategically installed all over the city (shaped like a $ at Wall St., like a heel outside Bergdorf's, etc.)."
"The Department of Transportation says the artistic installations by the Talking Heads singer are meant to spark interest in bicycling."
"David Byrne is an installation artist, author, blogger, recording executive, photographer, film director and PowerPoint enthusiast. He’s even been known to dabble in music."
"Mr. Byrne, who has been biking around Manhattan for 30 years, has also lent his support to promote new initiatives such as closing down New York City streets for cycling and recreation on Saturdays in August."
New York City’s bicycle racks have suddenly become much more hip and colorful.