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Chicago Bike Lanes

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...

Protected, Buffered Bike Lanes May Be Coming Soon To Uptown

Posted 10.29.2013 | Chicago

Story by Adeshina Emmanuel, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: UPTOWN — The city plans to install barrier-protected and buffered bicycle lanes on Broadway...

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...

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...

Rahm Wants To Hike Fines For Reckless Cyclists -- And Drivers

Posted 05.08.2013 | Chicago

In the mayor's latest round of fine hikes for Chicago scofflaws, Rahm Emanuel is now going after cyclists. On Wednesday, Emanuel is expected to in...

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...

A Look At Chicago's 'Green City' Reputation

Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago

It seems almost weekly that a new crop of cities is duking it out for the superlative title of "greenest" — and in the past decade, Chicago has stea...

IDOT Throws A Speed Bump In Front Of City's Bike Lane Plans

Posted 02.12.2013 | Chicago

The plan to expand protected bike lanes throughout Chicago seemed to be going smoothly until the Illinois Department of Transportation threw a huge sp...

Rahm Announces Plan To Add 33 Miles Of Bike Lanes

Posted 08.06.2012 | Chicago

Chicago will build 33 miles of new bicycle lanes this year as part of a plan to improve the city's network of biking facilities by 2020. Mayor Rahm...

WATCH: Chicago Wasn't Always One Of The Nation's Bike-Friendliest

Posted 07.06.2012 | Chicago

Though Chicago today is one of the nation's bike-friendliest cities, it wasn't always that way: At one point, the two-wheelers were banned from parts ...

The Bike Lane Is Not Your Parking Spot

Renee Patten | Posted 09.02.2012 | Chicago
Renee Patten

In case any drivers need a reminder, you do not own the road, you just own a car. For the first time in recent history, Chicago cyclists have space that is dedicated directly for us and a pathway to increasing safety. Please respect this.

In Bike Lanes, 'Mary Poppins' Gets Wide Berth

Crain's Chicago Business | By: Claire Bushey | Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

Bikers call it the "Mary Poppins Effect." Dottie Brackett, 30, commutes by bike from her home in Roscoe Village to a downtown law office. When she ...

Chicago Gets Its First Protected Bike Lane, Second Coming Soon

Posted 09.24.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Department of Transportation on Monday announced the completion and official opening of the city's first protected bike lane, located alon...

WATCH: Downtown Gets First Protected Bike Lane Of Planned 100-Mile Network

Posted 08.07.2011 | Chicago

Anyone who's biked around Chicago knows that it's an easy and convenient way around the city, cheaper than our nation's-highest gas prices and way fas...

CTA Improvements, Bike Lanes Head List Of Potential Stimulus Projects

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

New bike lanes, reduction of CTA slow zones, and sidewalk and curb ramp improvements are all non-highway projects that could be funded by the $850 bil...