Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's blog. His Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is considering ideas "to make Chicago’s transportation network safer, easier, and more convenient and fun." Among those ideas apparently receiving serious consideration is protected lanes. The Committee states, "A major reason people say they avoid biking is dangerous traffic. By building protected bike lanes – which are physically separated from motor vehicle travel lanes, parking lanes, and sidewalks – Chicago can make urban cycling safer."
The idea is to pilot a two mile long protected bike way along a major corridor. They are seeking the public's suggestions regarding where it should be. Click here to provide your input. (Raise your hand if you think it should be Milwaukee Avenue.)