Bike parking for more than 40 bicycles at the 57th Street entrance to the 55th-56th-57th Street Metra station.
CDOT installed in March and April a combination of regular u-racks and double deck bike racks at six CTA and Metra stations around the city and will hold a press conference at the 95th Red Line station today at noon. The coolest part of the project, in my humble opinion, is that I got to analyze and recommend the stations that would receive new bike parking. The bike racks are installed at the following stations, all sheltered, from north to south:
- Howard Red Line – Rogers Park – Double deck
- Loyola Red Line – Rogers Park – Double deck
- Clybourn Metra – Bucktown – U-racks
- Western Orange Line – Brighton Park – Double deck
- 55th-56th-57th Street Metra – Hyde Park – U-racks
- 95th Red Line – Roseland/Longwood Manor – Double deck
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[This piece also runs on the Chicago web publication Gapers Block.]
As part of an ongoing project to interview all 50 of Chicago’s aldermen about sustainable transportation issues in their districts, I recently caught up with Scott Waguespack at the 32nd Ward service office, 2657 N. Clybourn. His ward includes parts of Ukrainian Village, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Goose Island, Lincoln Park, Lakeview and Roscoe Village.
In 2007 Waguespack defeated Richard M. Daley-backed incumbent Ted Matlak and soon gained a reputation as an independent voice in City Council. Most famously, he was the leading critic of Daley’s push to privatize the city’s parking meters, a move that the former mayor would eventually admit, “we totally screwed up.” Continue reading Talking transportation with 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack