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As City Cycling Grows, So Does Bike Tax Temptation

Early blasts of snow, ice and below-zero temperatures haven’t stopped a surprising number of Chicago cyclists from spinning through the slush this winter, thanks in part to a city so serious about accommodating them that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear bike lanes.

12/26/2013

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Transportation Advocates Urge Kids To Ride Bikes To School

Schools nationwide are taking part in the annual “Walk and Roll to School” day, and the Active Transportation Alliance is organizing it locally.

10/09/2013

City officials showed off the bicycles used in the Divvy bike sharing program at the 2013 Bike The Drive event in May. (Credit: CBS)

City’s Bike Sharing Program Launches Today

This is the day for a nice downtown bike ride, before or after the Blackhawks victory party.

WBBM Newsradio–06/28/2013

The city has opened a new mile-long stretch of protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue, one of the most heavily traveled bike corridors in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

New Bike Lanes Help Steer Cyclists To Chicago Bike Week Rally

Cyclists descended on Daley Plaza on Friday morning to tout the benefits of pedaling to work during a rally to end Chicago Bike Week.

06/14/2013

City Hall

City Council To Vote On Parking Meter Changes, New Bike Ordinance, Wrigley Night Games

Aldermen have a busy day ahead at today’s City Council meeting, with votes set on changes to the controversial parking meter deal, new fines for cyclists and drivers, and additional night games at Wrigley Field.

06/05/2013

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Two Teens Shot By Gunmen Riding Bikes In South Shore

“Basically, they were on the sidewalk when two unknown offenders on bicycles rolled up and fired, striking both of them,” said police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

06/04/2013

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Mayor Seeks Bigger Fines For Cyclists Who Break Traffic Laws, ‘Dooring’

Cyclists who violate traffic laws or motorists who open their doors in front of people on bikes would face steeper fines under a measure Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced to the City Council on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–05/08/2013

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Best Bike Repair Shops In Chicago

If you’re just getting into the biking scene or are just looking for a new place to take your bike for repairs, you’ll need to know the best and most friendly places available in Chicago to fit your needs.

03/23/2013

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‘High-End’ Bikes Taken From Lincoln Park Store

Several “high-end” bicycles, worth thousands of dollars, were stolen from a Lincoln Park area store Tuesday night.

08/08/2012

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Gunmen On Bicycles Shoot Man In West Pullman

Two suspects on bicycles shot and wounded a man in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side late Saturday.

07/08/2012

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Cycling Group Encourages Chicagoans To Join ‘Bike To Work Week’

Cycling enthusiasts are encouraging others to pedal their way to work during this Bike to Work week in Chicago.

06/11/2012

Cyclists ride in the 11th annual Bike the Drive along Lake Shore Drive on May 27, 2012. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Thousands Of Cyclists Take Over Lake Shore Drive

Chicago’s 11th annual Bike the Drive shut down Lake Shore Drive for most of Sunday morning, as thousands of cyclists rode along the lakefront.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2012

Red Light

Motorcycles, Bicycles Can Run Red Lights Under New Law

Illinois motorcycles and bicycles will be allowed to run red lights starting in 2012, but only in certain instances.

12/30/2011

Chicago's "B-Cycle" bike sharing program launched in July 2010 offered rental bicycles at a number of tourist locations. The city is looking to expand the program to 3,000 bikes and 300 stations for summer 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Bike Sharing Program Plans For 3,000 Bikes Around City

The city of Chicago plans to begin offering 3,000 bicycles to rent from 300 stations by next summer, under a bike sharing program announced on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2011

Bike To Work Day

Thousands Turn Out For Bike To Work Day

With the weather cooperating at last, thousands of people biked to work this morning, as part of the annual city Bike to Work Rally.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

Emanuel On Bikes

Emanuel Wants Chicago To Be Nation’s ‘Most Bike-Friendly City’

The Emanuel Administration is heralding the first stretch of what it hopes will be 100 miles of dedicated—and protected—bicycle lanes in the city of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

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Bicycle Accident Victims To Be Honored In Ride Of Silence

Those killed while riding a bicycle will be honored worldwide Wednesday night in the annual Chicagoland Ride of Silence event.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011