If you get around by bicycle, it can be a real bitch to find a spot to lock-up. Street signs and parking meters are never a sure bet, and if you're in a big city you're greeted with a bunch of signs telling you you can't lock your bike there. For the bike racks that do exist, they can be hard to find and often utilize boring wavelength shapes that are practical yes, but leave a little to be desired.
That's why we love it when city planners and designers put a little bit of thought into the aestherics of a bike rack. There's plenty out there worth looking at, but here are the ones we thought were particularly innovative, or cheeky. Check out The 10 Coolest Bike Rack Sculptures