The above photo is not what the new bike racks will look like (I don't think)
According to the N&O, Downtown Raleigh is in line to receive 75 new bicycle racks. Finally, you'll have a few more options than trees, trashcans, and the random upside down U's that are on Fayetteville Street. And maybe these bike racks will help deter more bike thefts. The racks are definitely a long time coming but better late than never. Money well spent.
The city received a $24,000 grant from the state Department of Transportation for 75 racks, which will be installed downtown in locations where officials have deemed they are needed.
Most of the racks will be along Fayetteville Street and nearby blocks, and all but seven will be in city rights of way. Those seven will be next to City Hall, which is out of the right of way but on city property.