The DNAinfo archives brought to you by WNYC.
Read the press release here.

Bike Parking Gets Boost in Wicker Park Bucktown with 40 New Orange Racks

By Alisa Hauser | April 29, 2013 11:09am

WICKER PARK — Got a bike? Want to park in Wicker Park and Bucktown?

Just look for the bright orange racks that were installed earlier this month, thanks to the Special Service Area taxing district which upped the number of its branded bike racks from 20 to 60.

Jessica Wobbekind, program manager for the taxing district, said that the 40 racks cost "just under $20,000."

The new racks supplement a 2011 installation of 20 racks and on-street bike parking in front of the Flat Iron Arts Building at 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave.

"We tried to spread them out around the whole area and kept a list of requests from businesses that wanted the racks," said Wobbekind.

As for the distinctive bright orange color, Wobbekind said the volunteers on the commission's transportation committee wanted "a color that's fun to represent the community."

Each rack can accommodate between two and four bicycles. The group is planning to add to custom branded benches in the future.

"We strive to be progressive and bike friendly neighborhood," Wobbekind said.

In addition to the bright orange racks, the city has provided numerous black U-racks in the area.

The Special Service Area levies a special tax on property owners for communal services and has a budget overseen by nine volunteer commissioners. The district boundaries are Ashland Avenue to the east, Western Avenue to the west, Division to the south and Fullerton to the north.

Looking for an orange bike rack? Following is a list of locations provided by Wobbekind.

2013 'WPB' Orange Bike Rack Install Locations:

Oberweis Dairy, 1293 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Kokorokoko Vintage, 1323 N. Milwaukee Ave.
None The Less Garments,  1330 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce, 1414 N. Ashland Ave.
Brooklyn Industries, 1426 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Buffalo Exchange, 1484 N. Milwaukee Ave.
MB Bank, 1554 W. North Ave.
Polish Triangle, 1574 W. Division St.
Walgreens, 1601 N. Milwaukee Ave.
The Bedford, 1612 W. Division St.
Nanatte Lepore, 1623 N. Damen Ave.
Wallace Insurance and Realty, 1700 N. Ashland Ave.
Cafe Con Leche, 1732 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Apartment Building, 1741 N. Western Ave.
Ruby Room, 1743 W. Division St.
Caffe Streets, 1750 W. Division St.
Blue Apple Fitness, 1800 N. Western Ave.

North Ave Plaza  1811 W. North Ave.
Melt Sandwiches  1840  N. Damen Ave.
Challenger Comics 1855  N. Western Ave.
Chicago Teachers Inc. 1859 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Juice Bar 1880 N. Damen Ave.
Elvenzees 1901  W.  Division St.
Belly Shack 1912 N. Western Ave.
Pistol and Vine    1924 N. Damen Ave.
Easy bar 1944 W. Division St.
PNC Bank 1955 N. Damen Ave.
Illinois Auto Insurance 2148 N. Western Ave.
Siboney     2165 N. Western Ave.
St Mary's Hospital 2221  W. Division St.
Bon Bon Sandwiches 2333 W. North Ave.
Hair salon 1449 N. Ashland Ave.
Street Level Youth Media 1637  N. Ashland Ave.
Northside Bar & Grill 1635 N. Damen Ave.
Chrome Store 1529 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Alderman Moreno's office 2058  N. Western Ave.
Adventureland    1513 N Western Ave.
St Mary's Hospital, 1431 N Western Ave.
Seattle Sutton's, 2129 N. Damen Ave.

2011 'WPB' Orange Bike Rack Install Locations:

Bucktown-Wicker Park Library, 1701 N. Milwaukee Ave
CTA Western Blue Line Station, 1908 N. Western Ave
Las Asadas, 2035 N. Western Ave
Pepe's #2 Food and Liquor, 2333 N. Western Ave
Duchamp, 2118 N. Damen Ave
7-Eleven, 2010 N. Damen Ave
Asha Salon and Spa, 1806 N. Damen Ave
Choppers, 1659 N. Ashland Ave
Hollywood Grill, 1601 W. North Ave
Akira, 1814 W. North Ave
Center for Neighborhood Technology/I-GO Car Sharing,  2125 W. North Ave
North Clybourn Realty and Thai Lagoon Restaurant, 2324 W. North Ave
K Chua Salon and Monique Meloche Gallery, 2152 W. Division St.
North Community Bank, 2000 W. Division St.
Goldstar Bar and Sahar Food and Liquor, 1755 W Division St.
CVS Pharmacy, 1200 N. Ashland Ave.
Filter, 1373 N Milwaukee Ave.
Free People and Wormhole Coffee, 1654 N Milwaukee Ave.
Big Star, 1531 N Damen Ave.