I am considering moving to Oak Park but have reservations on commuting to UofC from there. Does anybody have any tips/routes/experience with this commute or even Oak Park to downtown?
Do a search here, there's been a few threads with routes from Oak Park to the Loop and even information on a commuter group that meets up to do the commute. You can do the Loop to Hyde Park on the LFT pretty easily.
Agreed that loop-to-HP is a simple task via the LFT.
One nice feature about your start/end points is that, if it rains, you could simply hop on the Green Line (though you'd have to leave your bike at home/work if your commute is during rush hour).
Thanks, I search around here. I ride from Lincoln Square to HP right now. I'm just concerned about OP to downtown.
I've never done it, but from everything I've heard, you'll want to avoid Lake Street.