nm. misread the replies.
Back in October I reported an abandoned bike at Central Park and Foster: I did report it to 311 and also made an on-line report.
It's still there, locked with a U-Lock. No missing wheels or parts. Feel free to come and take the whole thing, not just parts, if you're interested.
When you call 311 you can ask for a Service Request Tracking Number, SR#- and then call back later and ask for a status report with that number. If you do ask for, and get this number it's less likely to be ignored.
James BlackHeron said:
It's too bad that the city doesn't accept abandoned bike reports via their web site. This is something that needs to be rectified if the city is really serious about bicycling. It's just too easy to blow off a 311 call -no paper trail if they don't want to bother with it.
I submitted the form. We have had the same four bikes taking up the rack in front of our store front. Many of our customers ride and have to lock up to sign posts etc.. The cyclist part of me just wants these bikes shown some love.
You could post it to the Bicycle Theft in Chicago facebook group ;)