CTA prepares new bike parking lot near Morse Red Line station

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.



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  • I wonder how many bikes get stolen. People who forget their combination and tape it to the lock, for instance.

  • In reply to jack:

    Considering how many U-locks I see all over with either just a bare frame left or only the front wheel, there's a helluva lot of people that not only lose their key to the lock, but don't have any extras at home.
    My Kryptonite came with three keys & two of them are always on a hook at home.

  • In reply to ScooterLibbby:

    You're assuming that the owner busted the lock? I don't.

  • In reply to jack:

    Oh, I know some thief stole the bike or wheels.
    What I don't understand is why leave what's left behind.
    The frame may be valuable, some of the wheels I've seen are of excellent quality, the crank is a good one & of course, the lock isn't cheap.
    So why not recover the lock at least?
    Somethings just never make sense!

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