Streetfilms: Luxe Bike Parking in Chicago

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 parking
for 300, a repair station, towel service, is temperature-controlled,
and features the constant presence of the Chicago Lakefront Police bike
patrol, which shares the facility and maintains its bikes on site. The
station is extremely popular, with 500 members at a time and a waiting
list of eager riders ready to join. But even if you aren’t a member
you can still take advantage of the free bike parking, and mechanics are
on duty to repair anyone’s bikes seven days a week.

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