We already know building bike racks increases the value of properties, we also know there is a big problem with bike parking in London and we now know that people from NYC are getting ahead of London!
Above is a screenshot of the FixCity.org bike racks website. This allows New Yorkers to submit where they believe a bike rack should be built. The site comes with a good instructional video to show you how to scout out good location. Then, when enough suggestions have been submitted, they send them all in to the government.
The site run by Open Planning Project is currently been trialled in a small part of the city before they look for wider adoption.
I love the combination of using crowd intelligence and bringing it all together in a neatly designed web application. So this begs the question. Where is London’s version?