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I have to visit my parents this evening where is the safest place to lock a bike up around Union Station?

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I ended up parking my bike at the bike rack at adams/wacker without incident. I only had dinner with my folks and decided it was asking too much to park overnight... For such a "bike friendly" city it sucks that we don't have any secure public storage options near major transportation hubs etc... Perhaps the Active Transportation Alliance could push such an agenda?

Thanks for you input everyone I think you've helped me decide on a gift to ask for the holidays... a second U lock!

my commuter is not to flashy it's a black redline 925 (great bike btw) but seems like any bike is a target...
Two u-locks is always a good idea. I leave my bike, mostly not flashy, locked up outside almost every night with two Kryptonite Evolution locks, a mini and a series 4. My next purchase will be one of these.

Adam said:
I ended up parking my bike at the bike rack at adams/wacker without incident. I only had dinner with my folks and decided it was asking too much to park overnight... For such a "bike friendly" city it sucks that we don't have any secure public storage options near major transportation hubs etc... Perhaps the Active Transportation Alliance could push such an agenda?

Thanks for you input everyone I think you've helped me decide on a gift to ask for the holidays... a second U lock!

my commuter is not to flashy it's a black redline 925 (great bike btw) but seems like any bike is a target...
Given, this thread has wandered OT from Union Station... If I was to park on Michigan Ave. to go to Union, I would expect the OP to choose a taxi or public transit instead. BUT

Why bother with Michigan Ave. at all when you have the only well-functioning bike lock building accessible at Millennium Park?
I have a new york forgettaboutit lock. Its awesome. the only downside is the weight its very heavy!

Eric Roach said:
Two u-locks is always a good idea. I leave my bike, mostly not flashy, locked up outside almost every night with two Kryptonite Evolution locks, a mini and a series 4. My next purchase will be one of these.

Adam said:
I ended up parking my bike at the bike rack at adams/wacker without incident. I only had dinner with my folks and decided it was asking too much to park overnight... For such a "bike friendly" city it sucks that we don't have any secure public storage options near major transportation hubs etc... Perhaps the Active Transportation Alliance could push such an agenda?

Thanks for you input everyone I think you've helped me decide on a gift to ask for the holidays... a second U lock!

my commuter is not to flashy it's a black redline 925 (great bike btw) but seems like any bike is a target...
It would be great to have a West Loop bike station for exactly this reason. Between people who keep bikes at Union and Ogilvie stations and those who work nearby, I'd expect there to be a large number of potential members.

Adam said:
I ended up parking my bike at the bike rack at adams/wacker without incident. I only had dinner with my folks and decided it was asking too much to park overnight... For such a "bike friendly" city it sucks that we don't have any secure public storage options near major transportation hubs etc... Perhaps the Active Transportation Alliance could push such an agenda?...
At the ATA member meeting Rob Sadowsky(?) mentioned that they are working with the city on a second bike parking facility like the Millenium bike parking. Does anyone know where this would be located? As Anne said West Loop near both stations would be ideal.

Anne Alt said:
It would be great to have a West Loop bike station for exactly this reason. Between people who keep bikes at Union and Ogilvie stations and those who work nearby, I'd expect there to be a large number of potential members.

Adam said:
I ended up parking my bike at the bike rack at adams/wacker without incident. I only had dinner with my folks and decided it was asking too much to park overnight... For such a "bike friendly" city it sucks that we don't have any secure public storage options near major transportation hubs etc... Perhaps the Active Transportation Alliance could push such an agenda?...

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