I'm fortunate that my building has secure, indoor bike parking. A friend of mine is starting a new job in the vicinity of Monroe & Wacker and isn't so lucky. Are there indoor bike parking facilities in that area? Wasn't there noise about locating a bike facility similar to the Millenium Park station somewhere near Sears Tower?
You can find a little shelter from the elements along Monroe between Franklin and Wells
Your red circle is in the right place. There is a sign by that bike rack that it's for employees of 200 W Monroe only (not sure if that's enforced). I used to work in that building and left my bike locked out there for an entire December once without issue.
Correct. I park in the building across the street, but several co-workers park here year round. They don't want to go through the loading dock down the elevator to the bike parking. They have been parking there for 6+ years with no issues from the tenants. I would say it is pretty sheltered from the elements. It is also right in front of the Equinox, so eyes are on it almost the whole work day.