Trolley themed bike rack on Milwaukie waterfront


Trolley Bike Rack

Milwaukie has installed a new bike rack in the middle of what is slowly becoming a waterfront park area.

So…… Here is what Milwaukies web site says about it.
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The Milwaukie Riverfront got a touch of whimsy this week with a new artistic bike rack by sculptor Ben Dye. The bike rack—shaped like a trolley station—celebrates the adjacent Trolley Trail path and the history of transportation in the region. The project also aligns with the Trolley Trail Public Art & Amenities Guide and provides functional art for cycling enthusiasts.
The rack features a station platform for playing on; trolley wheels for securing bikes to; and a station bell which will display refuse from the River inside as an educational component. The Trolley Trail logo is also featured, designed by artist Carrie Moore.
A “test bike” will be secured to the rack for several months so users know its OK to use the sculpture as a bike rack.
The City has received the bike rack as a gift from We Love Clean Rivers and the project was managed by Clackamas County Arts Alliance.
The bike rack is one of three made from materials reclaimed from the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers—highlighting the need for keeping our rivers clean and our transportation green.
Funded through a grant from Clackamas County Tourism & Cultural Affairs, three original racks are to be placed within the three cities along the River—Milwaukie, West Linn and Oregon City.
A dedication celebration will be held in Milwaukie in the spring.
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Now……. Honey and I disagree slightly on our opinion of this as a functional, as well as artistic installation. Lets guess who likes and who doesn’t.

My word: “Nice”
Honeys word: “Hideous”

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