Bike Lanes

Curb-protected bike lanes in Douglas Park. (Credit: Jim Williams)

City Introduces New Curb-Protected Bike Lanes

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the curb-protected bike lane is a half-foot high, two feet wide, offering protection for bicyclists. But not everyone thinks it is a good idea.


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/File Photo)

Jefferson Park Residents Weigh In On Possible Changes For Milwaukee Avenue

The Chicago Department of Transportation’s goal is to improve traffic flow and reduce accidents, a priority on a two-mile stretch that saw 910 reported vehicle crashes between 2008 and 2012, in which one person died and 129 were hurt.


Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

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.


(Credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Aldermen Approve Steeper Fines For Cyclists, Drivers

Aldermen on Wednesday approved a number of changes to the city’s bike ordinance, including steeper fines for cyclists who violate traffic laws, or anyone who opens a car door in the path of a cyclist.


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.


Protected Bike Lane

City To Build More Than 30 Miles Of New Bike Lanes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced Chicago is building more than 30 miles of new bicycle lanes this year.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012

Bicycle (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

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.


(Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

City Installed, Restriped 39 Miles Of Bike Lanes Last Year

The city says a total of 39 miles of on-street bike lanes were either installed or restriped last year.


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

Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Study: Thousands Of Cyclists On City Streets

A new study shows thousands of bicyclists travel Chicago streets every weekday – in one case making up nearly 22 percent of the traffic on a September day.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2011