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Biking in Chicago

Chicago's Struggle For Safer Streets

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

For all the indications that Chicago is becoming an increasingly serious cycling city, a proposal to put a two-mile North Side stretch of Milwaukee Av...

Temptation To Tax Bikes Grows As Cycling Popularity Increases

AP | JASON KEYSER | Posted 12.26.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago is so serious about accommodating cyclists that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear snow out of an ever-expanding web of bike...

Divvy Bike Share Launches Friday

Posted 06.28.2013 | Chicago

After a number of hiccups and delays, Chicago's first large-scale bike sharing service is finally ready to roll. Friday, Divvy Bike share launched...

World Naked Bike Ride Marks 10th Chicago Anniversary

Posted 06.08.2013 | Chicago

It may be the only bike event all year where participants don't need to suit up. Saturday marks the tenth anniversary of the World Naked Bike Ride...

Driver Charged In Crash That Killed Young Cyclist

Posted 06.01.2013 | Chicago

Updated story The grief over the death of cyclist Robert "Bobby" Cann has been sharply felt in the Chicago cycling community and beyond ever since ...

Chicago's Bike Sharing Program Is Almost Here

Posted 05.28.2013 | Chicago

An army of blue bikes rolled into town over the Memorial Day weekend as the launch date of Chicago's first large-scale bike share program creeps close...

Long-Awaited Bike Sharing Program To Hit Streets This Spring

Posted 04.26.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's first large-scale bike sharing program is ready to roll. Thursday, the Chicago Department of Transportation announced the “Divvy” bik...

Two-Way Protected Bike Lanes Officially Open In Chicago

Posted 12.14.2012 | Chicago

Travelers commuting in and out of the Loop in Chicago might notice some unfamiliar traffic signals very first protected two-way bike lanes opened for ...

Should City's Cyclists Be Licensed To Ride?

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) confronted Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein during a budget hearing Wednesday about his frustrations with unsafe cyclin...

Expanded Bike Sharing Program Is Headed Chicago's Way

Posted 11.22.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced that the city is diving into a new, vast bike sharing program that aims to bring 3,000...