The art of transit

photo by David B. Gleason, via Flickr’s creative commons

The photo is from 2007, but it’s a good one, showing an ultra-wide bike lane on Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago, where current Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed building 25 miles of protected bike lanes each year. Those are lanes in which there’s some sort of separation between the bike lane and car lane — a nice way to make cycling safer and lure more people into biking.

A rendering of a protected bike lane on Jackson Avenue in Chicago. Credit: city of Chicago.


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2 replies

  1. The protected bike lane looks good because it doesn’t have cars parking in it or using it as a turn lane, but how can cars exit parking structures if there is a protected bike lane across the driveway?