CityRacks Competition

This the competition entry for the City Racks design competition in New York City that we submitted while I worked at SOFTlab.  In our proposal, the racks become smart nodes within a larger network.  On site, racks are equipped with screens to monitor each users mileage and as a map to point pedestrians to area restaurants, shopping, and attractions.  The screens would also be used to point users to the nearest empty locking-spaces if the current rack is full.  The racks are interfaced through a website that again, monitor a user’s mileage; these statistics could then be used to track calories burned or co2 conserved.  This data can then be used comparatively, fostering a friendly-competitive bike culture where each neighborhood, borough, or city could boast the fittest/greenest community.