CHICAGO (CBS) — Construction has begun on an project to create separate lakefront paths for bicyclists and pedestrians on the South Side.
The city broke ground Sunday on the project to create the separated trails between 31st and 51st streets. Cyclists will get a lane closer to Lake Shore Drive, while pedestrians will get a trail closer to the lake.
The project is aimed at relieving congestion on the Lakefront Path, avoiding collisions between joggers and cyclists, and encouraging more people to get outside.
“Imagine how much more inviting and relaxing and popular the lakefront’s going to be – even more popular than it is today – once we’re able to separate people on bikes and on foot,” Active Transportation Alliance executive director Ron Burke said.