The “Parking Squid” for bikes is under construction! Decorative Metal Arts, a metal fabricator located in SODO, is fabricating this bike rack designed by local artist Susan Robb. The structure is made from galvanized steel and is funded by Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) 1% for Art funds administered by the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. This unique bike rack provides parking for eight bikes and is being installed at Seattle Center in early May.
The installation is part of The Next Fifty Sustainable Futures celebration and will be found near The Next Fifty Plaza and Harrison Street entrance. So hop on your bike, check out the great events at the Seattle Center and take advantage of The Parking Squid.
Images: Susan Robb, The Parking Squid concept illustration; The Parking Squid under construction.