In 2008 David Byrne and the New York City Department of Transportation, in conjunction with New York art gallery PaceWildenstein, unveiled nine unique bicycle racks. The racks were designed by David Byrne and installed in various locations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Byrne was invited to join the panel of jurors selected by the DOT to judge a design competition for outdoor and indoor bicycle racks. Inspired by the city's initiative, he submitted some original design ideas of his own named after specific locations and neighborhoods, which the DOT enthusiastically agreed to install. The bike racks are now on permanent loan to the city, and will remain in their locations.
This link to David Byrne's website includes background information about the project, photos of the racks, a map of where they are installed and links to media reports.