I’m sure it’s been said before, but as a short-term resident of Louisville and bike-dependent person, I figure it’s worth pointing out again: Downtown Louisville Management District sculpture bike racks are a real mixed bag.
Many are beautiful. Fewer are functional. Fewer still are both.
As Dave Morse has pointed out at CART, there are an abundance of standards for bike parking. These standards are intended to establish a minimum level of functionality across the broad spectrum of bike parking. The proliferation of such standards has helped the bike parking situation around this country.