Protected Bike Lanes

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Snake Oil Is Still Being Sold To Members of the ‘Urban Cycling Movement’

Background Reading EXCLUSIVE: More NYC cyclists killed by cars in 2016 than previous year; victims’ families angry at city over slow response to improve safety (nydailynews) Summary Giovanni Nin was pedaling down E. Tremont Ave. in the Bronx to see […]

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24 STATES, 53 CITIES: PROTECTED BIKE LANES HAVE BECOME AS AMERICAN AS PIZZA

Michael Andersen, Green Lane Project staff writer August 19, 2014 Source: People For Bikes The American bike-lane design revolution keeps rolling. Seven years ago, protected bike lanes were one of two things in the United States: a relic of the pre-Watergate […]

One of the two lion statues (Kemeys, bronze 1893) flanking the Institute's main entrances

Sidewalk Riding On Michigan Avenue

Background Reading ‘Walk your bike on the sidewalk’ sting operation…I got a ticket as did others (ChainLink) Summary So it turns out that the Chicago Police Department (CPD) initiated a ‘crackdown‘ on the scofflaw cyclists who choose to ride down Michigan Avenue […]

Garbage litters the eastbound protected bike lane on Lake Street at Kedzie Avenue Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune)

Like Sentence Diagramming and Training Wheels – Bike Lanes Will Eventually Fade

Background Reading A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming Sentences (NPR) “Centering” Bike Lanes For Maximum Safety (BeezodogsPlace) The Green Lane Project (PeopleForBikes) Summary Bike lanes are a bit of a ‘joke‘. I was reminded of this when I […]

Abandoned WWII cars in the Ardennes

Urban Cyclists Find New Way To Be ‘Victims’

Background Reading  A Near Miss: In The Shadow of the Hector Avalos ‘Ghost Bike’ (BeezodogsPlace) Trees, Urban Cyclists and Luncheon at the Updated Native Foods Cafe (BeezodogsPlace) Summary Last night was another fun time on Ogden. It reminded me of an analogous […]

A cyclist waits in a protected bike lane at Dearborn and Monroe Streets for passing traffic on Friday, June 7, 2013. PHOTO: ANTONIO PEREZ/CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicago Bike Lanes: Loved by Cyclists, Feared by Drivers and Pedestrians

BY WHET MOSER PUBLISHED FRIDAY AT 3:35 P.M. Source: Chicago A new study finds the Milwaukee and Dearborn bike lanes are popular—but to anyone not on a bike, they seem more dangerous here than they do in other cities. Chicago […]

Garbage litters the eastbound protected bike lane on Lake Street at Kedzie Avenue Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune)

Getting Around: Chicago gets closer to mayor’s bike lane goal

Jon Hilkevitch June 9, 2014 Source: ChicagoTribune But some cyclists question choice of a few protected routes in blighted areas Chicago is hustling to reach the finish line next spring on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s promise to complete 100 miles of […]

Source: 2,068 surveys of people living near protected bike lanes. National Institute for Transportation and Communities, June 2014.

The Younger You Are, the More Likely You Are to Like Protected Lanes

Monday, June 9, 2014 by Michael Andersen Source: StreetsBlog Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. Before we totally wrap up our coverage of last week’s big […]

A cyclist on Lake Street. Photo: John Greenfield

Extended Lake Street PBLs: Boon for Cycling or Boondoggle?

by John Greenfield Tuesday, April 29, 2014 Source: StreetsBlog Although I currently live a stone’s throw from Lake Street’s protected bike lanes, I almost never ride in them. I moved to East Garfield Park during this snowy winter, when the […]

Liz Dozier, center, principal of Fenger High School in the Roseland neighborhood, is featured prominently in the CNN documentary series “Chicagoland.”

‘Chicagoland’ is about class disparity — and a lot more

By: Craig J. Harris March 21, 2014 Source: Crain’s Chicago Business I’m thankful for Crain’s Columnist Greg Hinz’s insight and wisdom on the CNN series “Chicagoland.” It was refreshing to see someone who can see beyond the hype of the production and really […]