BOYSTOWN – Colorful new bike racks were installed along Halsted Street Wednesday, nearly doubling the amount of bike parking in the neighborhood.
The light blue and rainbow bike racks will increase Boystown’s bike parking capacity to 125, said Eric Santiago, director of operations at the Northalsted Business Alliance.
They replace the 65 bicycle racks outside:
- FFC gym, 3228 N. Halsted St.
- Progress Bar at Halsted and Roscoe streets
- The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.
- The Halsted Flats, 3740 N. Halsted St.
- The playground at Broadway and Sheridan
Most of the bike racks are light blue and feature a Boystown logo at the center, but groups of bike racks at high-traffic areas alternate colors to create a rainbow.
The project — funded through the Northalsted Business Alliance and Special Service Area 18 — is expected to to finish by the end of May, just in time for Pride month.
Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Boystown and Lincoln Park for Block Club Chicago.
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