New on EveryBlock: Chicago bike racks

Sep262008

We’ve added a cool and useful new type of information to our Chicago site: bike rack installations.

Thanks to information from the Chicago Department of Transportation, the block and neighborhood pages on our Chicago site will now notify you whenever a bike rack is installed in your neighborhood. About 500 bicycle racks are installed in the city annually.

For each bike rack, we provide a direct link to the DOT’s page about that particular bike rack, so you can find out more information about it and report any issues directly to the department.

This is a great example of our news philosophy here at EveryBlock. When a bike rack is installed in your neighborhood, it’s highly unlikely your local newspapers, TV stations, or even blogs, will mention it. But it’s still highly useful information — and we’re happy to fill this local-news niche.

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