I didn't notice it in the photo I posted last week, but the city's new "bike corrals"—each of which hold about eight bikes and take up as much curb parking as one car—are shaped like... ready to have your mind blown?... a CAR. Complete with fake front grille, fake wheels, and fake lights. I applaud the impulse to turn infrastructure into art, but the heavy-handed symbolism (it's a CAR! with BIKES on it! where a CAR would otherwise be!) I could do without.
Photo by Brian Geoghagen.