The CTA last week demolished a former storefront just west of the Lunt entrance to the Morse Red Line station, with plans to build a bicycle parking lot.
Alderman Joe Moore (49th Ward) announced in late July the storefront had deteriorated so much due to water damage that the CTA decided to raze it. In an email to constituents last week, Moore wrote: "Though the CTA initially planned to leave the area vacant surrounded by a high fence, I convinced them to explore other options for the site. Together, the CTA and my office developed a plan to create a "bicycle parking lot" for the area."
The bike parking lot will be surrounded by a wrought-iron fence, with plenty of lighting.
This is a big win-win for the CTA, Moore and especially the Rogers Park community. The Chicago Department of Transportation has increased efforts to provide more bike parking, as Grid Chicago recently reported.