About three weeks ago, Mr. Dottie and I pulled up to a neighborhood restaurant for brunch and realized there was no place to park our bikes. We had to go over a block and across the street.
We made our inconvenience known to the restaurant and, upon returning home, we went to the City of Chicago’s website to request installation of a bike rack. Today we got a response – not too shabby!
From: Steven XXX
Date: Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 1:24 PM
Subject: Your recent Chicago bike rack request
The CDOT Bicycle Parking Program has accepted your request for a bike rack at:
2150 W Roscoe
You can track the status of your bike rack request on our website:
Please note: acceptance of your request does not guarantee installation of a bike rack at this location. Bike racks can only be installed in locations that meet rack siting criteria:
Bike Parking Program Assistant
Let’s see how quickly this happens. I’ll go crazy with this request thing if it works!