- City of Chicago : City of Chicago Surpasses Mayor Emanuel’s Goal of Installing 100 Miles of Protected Bike Lanes, Commits to More (PDF)
- Chicago Has Finally Built 100 Miles Of Protected Bike Lanes: Chicagoist (PDF)
- CDOT Didn’t Hit 100-Mile PBL Goal, But They Did Transform the Bike Network | Streetsblog Chicago (PDF)
There are lies, damned lies and statistics.
It is interesting to see the Urban Cycling Movement engaged in an internecine squabble over stuff that really does not matter. I would expect the Benghazi Subcommittee to be calling for an explanation of just who is lying here.
First off, it really does not matter. When the crime rate in Chicago is high enough to give even a cocaine user a nose bleed does it really matter how many miles of shitty lanes are present? Really? Haven’t we had enough of all the statistical diddling that is being done to hide the crime problems in our city. Do we really need this sort of quibbling over how many miles of unrideable lanes actually exist?
Now if you were to tell me that the citizens in the South and West sides of the city had so many newly created jobs to ride their useless Divvy bikes to, then I might stand up and take notice.
But right now I figure that which department is doing the most lying about the least number of miles of lanes is like ignoring the murder of a Chicago Police Department employee by a bicyclist. Now if only the StreetsBlog lapdogs and their cheerleaders in the various forums had enough guts to report that sort of thing, it might be worth looking up from my issue of Whiners Anonymous.
Get a grip people. Go back to arguing over things like Who Pays For Roads.