I think the planners of this shopping center stuck this bike rack out next to Union (a busy thoroughfare) to entice people driving in their cars, like, "Go home, get on your bike and come get some asian food!" Otherwise the planners would have put the rack either closer to the building (one of the perks of riding a bike is being able to park next to the entrance) or on the Belvedere (which sees a bit of bike traffic) side of the center. That being said I haven't actually seen people use this rack. They tend to lock up to the parking signs near the doors. But kudos to the planners for their spirit.
Here's how it racks up:
Form - 5 bike Wave
Function - Pass
Environment - Doesn't Blend
Points of Interest - Pei Wei Asian Diner, Baskin Robbins