Downtown Windsor BIA gears up to unveil illuminated bike dock

[WINDSOR, ON] ― The Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association, the University of Windsor and St. Clair College, along with corporate partner TownePlace Suites by Marriott, have paired up to bring multimedia art works to the core of the city while also improve biking infrastructure utilizing design/build process by the VABE (Visual Arts and the Built Environment) program at the University of Windsor.

Organized and funded by the Downtown Windsor BIA, and with the design collaboration of the University of Windsor and St Clair College, the Illuminated Bike Dock is a bike rack/ LED display hybrid that addresses the need for biking infrastructure while providing a creative outlet. The bike rack is strategically located on University Avenue, given that the City has approved the location for future bike trails and streetscape improvements. The technical design of the rack utilizes the preferred bike locking solution and folds away to free sidewalk space when not in use.

The illuminated bike dock’s programmable LED display utilizing 10,080 Individual RGB LED’s and brings more art to the city centre. To date, local artists have developed time-based works which will cycle on the Illuminated urban art piece. These include contributions from St. Clair College and the University of Windsor, along with a new work by Iain Baxter&.

“We are proud to partner with the Downtown Windsor BIA, University of Windsor and St. Clair College on this new initiative,” says Patrizia La Tona, General Manager of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott.

About TownePlace Suites by Marriott
The TownePlace Suites by Marriott brand targets guests who want to stay a while and immerse themselves in the local community. The Sunray Group continues to invest heavily in Downtown Windsor with the multi-million dollar renovation and opening of this TownePlace Suites, the city’s first Marriott hotel, and the second on the way as we prepare to introduce the Four Points by Sheraton at 430 Ouellette next month!”

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