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Student Designed Bike Racks Hitting the Streets of Dowingtown, PA

Originally posted by Ginger Dunbar of Daily Local News

In a student centered to raise awareness and promote sustainable transportation and safety for biking has given its young students the opportunity to design and create their very own version of a bike rack. The Bike Rack 2015 Competition allowed students from its 16 area schools, kindergarten through 12th grade, submitted designs totaling to 60 submissions.

Bike Rack Designed by a Student

“We believe that bright, creative bike racks would be such an incentive,” said Thomas, a Downingtown Main Street Association board member.

Students were able to submit as many designs as they wanted but had to include bike racks that supported two to six upright racks that could withstand all weather. Dunbar reports that many of the designs were drawn in crayon; markers while some others were computer generated, made from balsa wood and pipe cleaners.

Back in January of this year, 20 semifinalists were chosen of the 60 submissions to display their designs for public viewing. Volunteer technology students from Downingtown STEM Academy, Downingtown West High School and Downingtown East High School will create miniature models of the designs. A panel of judges will decide the winner based on innovation, creativity, unique designs and the projected possibly of placing and creating the bike rack.

“The bike rack will not only be a beautiful piece of artwork, but its presence will raise awareness about sustainable transportation and inspire bike commuting to Downingtown via the Struble Trail, the East Branch Brandywine Trail and the proposed Chester Valley Trail extension” said the district said on www.dasd.org.

Photo Credit: Courtesy photos posted by Daily Local News

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