Bike Lanes

City Introduces New Curb-Protected Bike LanesCBS 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.
Jefferson Park Residents Weigh In On Possible Changes For Milwaukee AvenueThe 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.
As City Cycling Grows, So Does Bike Tax TemptationEarly 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.
Aldermen Approve Steeper Fines For Cyclists, DriversAldermen 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 Council To Vote On Parking Meter Changes, New Bike Ordinance, Wrigley Night GamesAldermen 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.
City To Build More Than 30 Miles Of New Bike LanesMayor Rahm Emanuel has announced Chicago is building more than 30 miles of new bicycle lanes this year.
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.
City Installed, Restriped 39 Miles Of Bike Lanes Last YearThe city says a total of 39 miles of on-street bike lanes were either installed or restriped last year.
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.
Study: Thousands Of Cyclists On City StreetsA 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.
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