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.
The city took them out last week. They left the ones at the corners, but removed all of them across the parking lane.
Why are half the bollards missing?
I noticed it last week as well. Just speculating, but they might have installed more than necessary until people (drivers, bikers, parkers) got used to the geography. The absence of bollards doesn't appear to make the bike lane any less protected.
Agreed, seems like the bollards were oversaturated.
Kinzie also seems to get an upgrade to the new Zebras-striped crosswalks.
They are a lot more visible than the old ones