Bits and pieces from yesterday's meeting. . .
- During a 24 hour period in the summer/fall of 2009 over 3100 bicycles rode along Milwaukee Avenue, near the Ohio feeder. That is an incredible number of bicyclists using just one roadway feeding into the Loop. We aren't just traffic, we're a hell of a lot of traffic!
- CDOT, always on the hunt for money, has had unexpected success in wresting $345,000 from Chicago aldermen to build 6.5 miles of new bikeways and 5.5 miles of restriped bike lanes.
- CDOT is ready to begin repairing some city bike lanes in need of repair, but a supposed "world wide shortage of thermoplastic" has delayed that. Who knew?
- To create additional bike parking, the city is preparing to move orphaned bike racks from places where they are underutilized to areas in need.