Photo courtesy of Allan Appel, New Haven Independent.
If you had the choice between tying your bike up against a squash, broccoli or carrots, which one would you pick?
Now you actually will have a choice if you are cycling in downtown New Haven. A public art piece, that also serves as a bike rack was installed in front of Claire's Corner Copia a vegetarian restaurant on Chapel Street in New Haven.
Yale rising senior, Ben Green, a intern at the City of New Haven's office of traffic for Jim Travers spearheaded the program less than 10 months ago.
According to an article in the New Haven Independent, Travers' department has plans to install three or four more artistic bike racks around the city.
Claire’s owner Claire Criscuolo donated $600 for the rack. Yale University paid for the steel tubing; a $1,200 mayor’s community arts grant went toward a pipe bender. The artistic and design hours came from the Design for American Workshop at Yale and from the Creative Arts Workshop (CAW). Noted sculptor and CAW teacher Ann Lehman and her crew did the design and fabrication.
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