Moreno Pushes Bike Racks, Drops F-Bomb On LAZ
This revelation came back in March, when Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) was meeting with bike riders to discuss different pro-cycling initiatives after Moreno uttered a naughty word toward LAZ Parking the on the street face of Chicago Parking Meters, LLC, according to Chicago’s bicycle news correspondent John Greenfield in TimeOut Chicago.
Asked how meter lessee LAZ Parking would react to the loss of revenue if car spaces were removed, Moreno responded, “Fuck ’em.” The crowd of cyclists went wild.
According to the piece, Moreno working with CDOT to have on street bike racks installed on Milwaukee Ave. near the intersection of North Ave./Damen that will take out 20 feet of automobile street parking.
Moreno’s also considering installing a segregated bike lane along Milwaukee Ave. from California to Division.
While the on-street bike racks may take out two parking spaces, the dedicated bike lanes proposed by Moreno would take out hundreds of parking spots. Taking out these spots would potentially cost the city millions of dollars in compensation per the parking meter lease agreement unless Moreno and the city can find new locations for these displaced parking spots.
Here’s Greenfield’s full story, “Chicago’s first on-street bike parking.”