A Cook County judge on Friday ruled against a Lakeview condominium association’s request that a 15-bike Divvy bike-sharing station be removed from in front of its building.
The association said it received last-minute notice that the station was going to be installed. The station, installed Wednesday, was placed in front of the North Side three-unit condo near Addison Street and Pine Grove Avenue.
David Kolin, president of the condo association, said Wednesday that the station already has led to crowding outside the building. His wife Jeannine Cordero said she fears that it will decrease the value of the property and increase trash buildup.
Cook County Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy nonetheless on Friday sided with the city of Chicago and denied a request that the Divvy sharing station be removed. Law Department spokesman Roderick Drew said in an email that the court found that the association didn’t prove it had a constitutional right to advanced notice of the installation on the public street adjoining its property.
A hearing on the association’s lawsuit over the station, which names the Chicago Department of Transportation and Ald. James Cappleman, 46th, as defendants, was set for Sept. 24.
Drew said the Department of Transportation will conduct a review of station placement based on complaints and usage statistics after this phase of installation is complete in mid-September.Copyright © 2015, RedEye