New Chicago bike lanes a fine ride
06/08/2011 10:00 PM
The new walled-off bike lanes on Kinzie look fantastic, and itís shocking to see city government moving this quickly.
When Ald. Brendan Reilly announced the new lanes in his newsletter last Friday night, it seemed like a cool idea. But we didnít expect to see things move this quickly.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has clearly made biking as big a priority as his predecessor, and itís nice to see this very cool project get moving. Anyone hoping to ride their bikes up to Wicker Park from the South Loop or Fulton River District (a nice ride for a sunny summer afternoon, by the way) should try out this route.
Our one concern is whether businesses in the neighborhood were taken into account. Blommer Chocolate has a tendency to park its trucks right in the middle of the lanes, and weíre not quite sure how that will play out at this point.
But get out there and ride ó letís hope more of these are coming soon.