Ads, they understand. Bike racks, not so much.

The “street furniture” proposals are on display. One of the Spacing folks helpfully broke the PDFs into images for easier viewing. (He’s not making the images CC licensed, though [oddly] so no direct links.)

All the bike racks suck. They’re either flimsy-looking, impossible to lock to safely (locking both frame and at least one wheel, keeping the lock up off the ground), or impossible to lock to at all — check out the Astral one that looks like a small pillar, and picture trying to use it with a U-lock. Now picture the Clear Channel ones that look like oversized bottle openers surviving an encounter with a snowplow.

Lots of lovely ad space on everything. And shiny, cold metal. Low maintenance, but none of it would add anything to the city, IMO.