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Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
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Hi, all! I got the OK to post this here from the powers at be. I'm hoping you wonderful people can help me out.I'm a reporter with DNAinfo Chicago, and we plan to publish within the next couple of…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim Reho Jan 30, 2015.

 

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Jim Reho replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"Nice work. You guys at DNA are the best for covering local issues and events!"
Jan 30, 2015
Andrew Bedno replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"Thanx Ben!  This "Bicycle and data fanatic" enjoys being heavily quoted. Your 311 data extract is most impressive. And wow, the city's reporting system is an very pretty piece of underpublicized modern web work.  I…"
Jan 29, 2015
Tom A.K. replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"Great article Ben, thanks !"
Jan 28, 2015
Ben Woodard replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"Thanks a lot for your insight, everyone! We published the story this morning about the city's abandoned bicycles. I hope you like it. http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150128/edgewater/what-happens-chicagos-abandoned-bicycles"
Jan 28, 2015
Ben Woodard replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"Tom, the orange bike story was done by my colleague who covers Wicker Park. My story is separate -- and should be published soon."
Jan 27, 2015
Tom A.K. replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"http://www.thechainlink.org/forum/topics/those-orange-bikes-locked-to-the-racks-in-wicker-park-are Ben, was the (orange-ad-bikes-story) any motivation for your story, (you could have asked what we know) or are you seriously going to do this story.…"
Jan 26, 2015
pherm replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"Reported an abandoned bike a year or so ago on a rack where I work (across Washington from City Hall). Was removed in about a week, if memory serves. Location, location, location."
Jan 26, 2015
John replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"Never knew about that site. Just reported one and will be reporting many more."
Jan 26, 2015
David P. replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"Since you're a reporter it seemed right to give you a hard time for that :)"
Jan 26, 2015
Ben Woodard replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"Yes, yes. I caught that after I posted but didn't realize until now that I can edit. Fixed. :p"
Jan 26, 2015
David P. replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"The "power's at be" ? Thank goodness for copy editors! :)"
Jan 26, 2015
Jim Reho replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"You're right.  I was trying to be nicer to propertyroom.com than it deserved."
Jan 25, 2015
Dean Bekken replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"Jim, propertyroom.com is worse than sad, it's barely functional. Worth a trip for laughs. You're right about the revenue, what a joke. Where are the bikes "at auction"? And have police tried to locate owners? Check this…"
Jan 25, 2015
Dean Bekken replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"I once found an abandoned notice on my bike, parked in front of a business in winter for a couple days. It stated I had a day(?) to move it or it would be "removed." Had I been out of town and returned to find it gone, I would have figured…"
Jan 25, 2015
Juan 2-3 or more mi. replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"Calling 311, then reporting bicycle that has been locked up for more than 3 months. 3 months later the bicycle finally gets removed..."
Jan 25, 2015
Jim Reho replied to Ben Woodard's discussion Abandoned Bicycles -- DNAinfo Chicago
"Until just a few years ago, the city used to have an auction of unclaimed stolen property at the West Side Technical Institute at 2800 S. Western.  I went there a couple of times and it was a hoot.  Lots of bikes, including quite a few…"
Jan 25, 2015

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