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So where YOU put a bike blvd?
Where would you put a bike boulevard?
City looking for suggestions in your community
The City of Chicago is interested in piloting a bike boulevard and the Chicago Department of Transportation is asking for your input and suggestions on locations.
Bike boulevards are roads that are made comfortable for all bicyclists by slowing car traffic and reducing the amount of car traffic on the street. That might be through speed bumps, traffic diverters or signs. Local traffic can still maneuver, but high-speed cut-through traffic is discouraged.
Bike boulevards are usually parallel to arterial roads and oftentimes become major thoroughfares for bicyclists and havens for families to walk and play.
We’ve been asked to reach out to our members and collect feedback. So we want to hear your suggestions for specific street locations that would be a good fit for a bike boulevard in Chicago. Keep these criteria in mind:
Send us your ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 9.
Your voice strengthens the movement around active transportation. Thank you!
Active Transportation Alliance
How about Lunt from Ravenswood to California? West Ridge people - do you think Bernie would say yes?
Isn't Lunt a bus route? Would that be doable?
Anne Alt said:How about Lunt from Ravenswood to California? West Ridge people - do you think Bernie would say yes?
Gee Anne...thanks for all the ideas on the Northside...and I thought you were a dyed-in-the-wool Southsider. :-)
But I don't get the concept...who needs "bike boulevards?" I watched the Portland video in the link provided by ATA, and all I can say is keep them away from my neighborhood! That street didn't look safe for cyclists at all!
Too many weird curbs and unexpected mid-street obstructions, too many wobbling kids on bikes, too many cross streets. I prefer cranking at 20+ mph down Clark, Halsted, Fullerton, etc. The average speed in the video looked to be about 10mph. Cars may be big and ugly, but at least they usually follow traffic laws. So I guess I'd rather bike alongside cars than packs of unpredictable cyclists on a "bike boulevard."
Oakley from Fullerton to Roosevelt would make an awesome bike boulevard, but parts of it are currently one-way. West Town people - do you like this idea?