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  • The competition is open to individual design and manufacturing professionals or design teams. 
  • It is preferred, but not required, that at least one of the design professionals on each team be Philadelphia-based. 
  • There are no limits on the number of individuals or number of firms comprising a team; however, individuals or firms may only participate as part of one team or entry. 
  • Multiples entries from the same team member or individual will result in disqualification. 
  • The PPA reserves the right to determine additional eligibility requirements. 
  • Submissions by PPA or city employees and/or selection committee officials who may have direct or indirect interest in the outcome are precluded.

Design Goals

Submissions should strive to achieve the following:

  • Compliance with all Bike Rack Specifications, outlined in the competition guidelines here.
  • Consider cost and complexity of future maintenance
  • Appropriateness – both aesthetically and programmatically – within the urban context and the surrounding neighborhoods, with the ability to enhance the public realm
  • Ease of scalability and replicability