City of Chicago Fails In Attempt to Immunize Itself From Responsibility For Injuries Caused by Bike Lane Hazards
In a hearing last week in the Circuit Court of Cook County the City of Chicago sought to have all of the bicycle lanes installed throughout the City declared "recreational facilities." The effect of this creative legal maneuver would have been to immunize the municipality for injuries to bicyclists caused by the City's failure to keep its bike lanes safe for riders.
The matter arose from a lawsuit filed against the City where a Chicago bicyclist was . . . [Read more.]