|Courtesy of Transportation Nation|
The bicycle will be taken seriously as a mode of intracity transportation when it becomes reasonably safe and convenient of everyone. Protected bike lanes mean that shuttling young children to school or daycare in a trailer, bakfiet or child seat becomes a viable option for more people. Take the fear of getting poleaxed by a car out the the equation and more Chicagoans will perform more errands on their bikes, reducing the number of cars on city streets. This will reduce congestion for drivers and cyclists alike, lessen carbon emissions and make streets safer for all.