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Streetfilms: Luxe Bike Parking in Chicago

4:20 PM PDT on May 21, 2009

Continuing the Streetfilms tour of envy-inspiring bike parking garages, Clarence Eckerson files this report from the McDonald's Cycling Center in Chicago's Millennium Park, operated by Bike and Roll on behalf of the city. Says Clarence:

It's enough to make bike commuters in many cities drool. The center boasts state-of-the-art showering facilities, secure bicycle parkingfor 300, a repair station, towel service, is temperature-controlled,and features the constant presence of the Chicago Lakefront Police bikepatrol, which shares the facility and maintains its bikes on site. Thestation is extremely popular, with 500 members at a time and a waitinglist of eager riders ready to join. But even if you aren't a memberyou can still take advantage of the free bike parking, and mechanics areon duty to repair anyone's bikes seven days a week.

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