My friend, Lee Imonen, has been busy this year. As a class proyect he had his students design and fabricate bike racks for the city of Eugene. The first term the students researched and designed the forms which were then presented to the city and three designs were chosen. In the next term the class fabricated them as a group project. I've been watching these imaginative bike securing stations unfold over the last year and was able to lend a hand when they installed two of them.
Thursday morning the mayor of Eugene Kitty Piercy had a dedication for the corrals and gave Lee the golden wrench of the city. I thought it was pretty cool that the project even made it to the papers and TV. Seemed like a win-win situation for everyone involved.