Columbus OH: Time to Vote for Art Bike Racks

April 9, 2014 kidsandnature LegislationLNCI EventsPhysical Activity

Dear Community Recreation Members,

Some of you may recall hearing the exciting news last June that eight recreation facilities had been selected to participate in the City’s Pilot Public Art Bike Rack Program. The program was initiated by the Columbus Art Commission (CAC) in partnership with the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD). The art bike rack proposals have been reviewed for artistic merit by an art review panel seated by the CAC and engineers in the Public Service Department have looked them over for basic constructability, safety and budget issues. The participating recreation centers are:

Barack Community Center
Blackburn Community Center
Dodge Community Center
Indian Mound Community Center
Milo Grogan Community Center
Westgate Community Center
Whetstone Community Center
Tuttle Community Center

Now it’s time to get out the vote!

Eight great proposals have moved forward and voting is now open on the Columbus Planning Division’s web page (www.columbus.gov/planning/publicart/bikeracks.aspx). Here you’ll find proposal images and be able to cast a vote for your favorite design. Please share the voting link with your fellow council and community members, and area businesses. Voting information has also been sent to your local Area Commission Chairpersons with the request that they share it with other commissioners and members of your community.

Voting will close Monday, May 6th at 5:00 pm EST.

We encourage you to vote early and vote once. The results will be tallied and posted to the Planning Division webpage.

Once the results are in, they will be submitted to the Columbus Recreation and Parks Commission and the Columbus Art Commission for final approval. Upon approval, a Request for Proposals will be issued for fabrication and installation of the selected bike rack designs.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,
Lori Baudro, AICP
[email protected]
Senior Project Coordinator
Columbus Planning Division

Recreation Administration
1111 E. Broad
Columbus, OH, US
43205


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