"Here's the City's website on the issue of abandoned bikes.
If Steven posted on this already, I apologize for overlooking the post.
Abandoned and stripped bicycles locked to bike racks are unsightly and reduce…"
"There are a few bikes at the Evanston Central Street Metra that have been there forever. I've called Evanston and Metra about them (they're taking up precious bike rack space) and nothing has been done. One of the bikes is a nice Trek…"
"This whole process of reporting it to 311 sure sounds great doesn't it? Sounds like its a pretty clear, organized process and that the city will swoop in and take care of everything. Well, this system DOESN'T work and nothing…"
"Not to rain on your parade, but there's a process in the city to handle abandoned bikes. Call 311 to initially report it, and then City workers will come by and tag the bike with a weatherproof yellow tag to note that it's being considered…"
"Its been a while, but there might be one at the Addison brown line stop.
I moved away from there around may, but b4 that, this bike was locked up for a good 6 months.
This was definatly abandond because it was allowd to deteriate over the winter…"
"Cry me a river ladies. If it's been there for months and it's rusted it's abandoned. You love to flaunt around faulty morality. Use of public space to park a bike is a priviledge, leaving the bike locked for months and not retrieving…"