- Curious City: Chicago is handing out more and more bike tickets, just as it’s encouraging more bicycling | WBEZ 91.5 Chicago (PDF)
- Do Cyclists Really Get Away With Lawbreaking More Often Than Drivers? | Chicago magazine | Politics & City Life September 2015 (PDF)
From the article:
Lowy agrees with the ATA’s Ron Burke; more enforcement would make cyclists, pedestrians and motorists safer. But he is also more nuanced about whether bikes and cars should be treated as equals—subject to all of the same rules of the road.
“Depending on the situation, bikes are a different story than cars,” Lowy says. He believes crowded and highly trafficked thoroughfares should be tightly enforced. But side streets, during off peak hours when there is little traffic, not so much.
“I’d be lying if I said I never disobeyed the law,” Lowy says. “[But] I don’t run red lights. I’ll run neighborhood stop signs, but I slow down dramatically and look…common sense is a big part of this.”