CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) - Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard says it looks like one of his city's new investments is already very popular.
Carmel unveiled it, last Friday.
He said he saw it over the weekend and "it was being used constantly."
Brainard is referring to something that now occupies one parking space on Main Street in Carmel.
The city invested $7,800 in a new bike rack that sits along the Monon Trail. Brainard describes it as "part functional and part art."
The rack, which was imported from London, looks like a piece of sculpture. The focal point is the red outline of a car.
The Mayor sees a message in this medium.
"It demonstrates to the public that ten bikes can fit into that one car's parking place," he said.
Brainard told 24-Hour News 8 his city is becoming well-known as a bicycle-friendly community. But, with the bike rack being in Carmel's Arts and Design District, it also fulfills an artistic mission.
The goal was to find "something that fit with the artistic theme of the district" but, was "functional as well." Brainard said this piece does both. A traditional bike rack would not.
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