Hopefully you've heard by now that CDOT will begin construction this week on the city's first protected bike lane: Kinzie Street from Milwaukee Avenue/Desplaines Street to Wells Street.
I want to know what you think about this.
Cycle track and protected bike lane naysayers, this isn't the post for you. But if you've ridden in protected bike lanes before, then I welcome your constructive comments and criticism based on your actual experiences.
The new beginning. Looking southeast at the intersection of Kinzie/Milwaukee/Desplaines.
Heads up, Chainlinkers, NBC5 interviewed us today about the protected bike lane, the story should air Friday on the 10pm news.
They're to be installed THIS week.
Whatever happened to those plates that were supposed to cover the metal grates on the Kinzie street bridge?
You are quite the self-righteous cyclist. Demand more and better facilities for cyclists, but refuse to reciprocate by treating other traffic participants with respect.
From your post on Active Trans' fb page. Italics are mine:
"I generally stop if there are cars or peds present, but usually treat a red light or stop sign like a yield sign if there is nothing present. Maybe this is wrong but its hard for me to follow all the rules of the road when they are so oriented around car travel. I would stop a lot more if intersections better reflected bicycle use with lights and more designated lanes."
So now we have a protected bike lane on Kinzie, yet you feel justified to continue your reckless riding style. (See 11 documented traffic infractions)
(disclaimer: Personally I never made it past 2:29 here you nearly hit the construction workers that are attempting to cross the intersection at Kingsbury and instead of stopping, you end up hopping onto the sidewalk. At that point I couldn’t stand the self-righousess anymore)