The Chicago Department of Transportation's Bicycle Program installs and maintains bike racks in Chicago and provides free consulting services to building owners, as part of the Bike 2015 Plan.
Restaurant patrons wait outside near the well-used bike racks on Belmont and Francisco Avenues. Photo by Steven Vance.
A photo of bike parking outside a restaurant on Belmont Avenue.
A photo of the McDonald's Cycle Center in Millennium Park, downtown Chicago. Photo by Steven Vance.
The best way to get your bike back if it's stolen is to never let it go in the first place. Use good locking techniques and lock only to high-quality bike racks (like the ones CDOT installs) or parking meters (where they exist).