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Artistic Bike Racks



The City of Holyoke Office of Planning and Economic Development (OPED), Department of Public Works (DPW), and the Biking and Pedestrian Committee are excited to announce a strategy to amplify the access to biking facilities around the city through an RFP. A chosen vendor will install 2-3 artistic bike racks that represent the city’s community, culture, and art influence. This project is made possible through a grant from the Local Cultural Council. “The project will benefit the city by providing a multi-function artistic space to encourage biking in our city, leading to physical activity and health benefits, artistic expression, and input on art installations in the city,” OPED Director Aaron Vega said. After submission, community members will select one preferred design. The artist will fabricate 2-3 installation-ready bike racks, based on the selected design, to be used in multiple locations.

Potential vendors should submit examples of relevant work, information on your company, and any relevant experience working with a municipality. Please submit your proposal to the City of Holyoke Office of Planning and Economic Development via email to or by mail or in-person to Suite 406, 20 Korean Veterans Plaza, Holyoke, MA 01040 no later than 5 PM on Friday, June 3rd, 2022.

For more information about the artistic bike racks or to ask questions, please contact Ileana Carrion, Senior Project Manager, OPED at or 413-322-5655.


  1. Submit proposed designs for the artistic bike racks via email, mail, or in-person.
  1. This unique RFP is asking you to provide your related experience in design, fabrication, and community art projects. Please provide your answer below.
  1. Have you designed any work that has been installed for public use?
  1. Please provide any experience you may have in working with community groups on art projects. 
  1. Please provide any experience you may have designing and working with a municipality.
  1. We are asking the chosen designer to design three concepts and have the final design chosen by the community. Please provide any experience you may have in this kind of process.
  1. Provide any additional information you would like the committee reviewing this to know about you, your connection to Holyoke and your work experience. 
  2. If you have any initial design ideas and want to share, please feel free to share with us now. (Graphic, drawing, painting, etc.)

2022 Artistic Bike Racks RFP – Local Artists (1)

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