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It’s amazing what you can get just by asking…

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.

Chicago Bike Rack

Chicago Bike Rack

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
To: XXX@gmail.com

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:

Steven XXX
Bike Parking Program Assistant

Let’s see how quickly this happens. I’ll go crazy with this request thing if it works!

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