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Chicago Lures Commuters Into Cycling

A man walks his bike through the outer entryway of the new $3.1 million bicycle station in Chicago's Millennium Park.
David Schaper, NPR
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A man walks his bike through the outer entryway of the new $3.1 million bicycle station in Chicago's Millennium Park.

A new state-of-the-art bike storage has just opened in a downtown Chicago park. It has already begun getting many commuters onto bicycles now that they have a secure place to store their wheels.

The $3.1 million facility has a club-like atmosphere in which cyclists can shower and change clothes before heading off to work.

NPR's David Schaper reports.

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David Schaper is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, based in Chicago, primarily covering transportation and infrastructure, as well as breaking news in Chicago and the Midwest.