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Almost every bike lane I use regularly looks like this one (taken tonight):

 

Anyone know if the city still intends to maintain the current painted bike lanes, or are they being abandoned in favor of protected bike lanes?

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The irony is that he's my alderman and does squat for my community.

And no, no relation. Family get together would be brutal if that were.

He's my alderman too.


And this post made my day :-)


Cruz Cardenas said:

The irony is that he's my alderman and does squat for my community.

And no, no relation. Family get together would be brutal if that were.

One bit of good news to add to this thread:  a new bike lane in the loop!  Madison was recently repaved and they're in the process of adding the lane markers and there is now a bike lane. 

(Of course, when I was waiting to cross Madison today, I noticed that 100% of the cars in the lane to the left of the bike lane, starting off from Dearborn, managed to enter the bike lane between Dearborn and Clark, even though there is no right turn at Clark.  ???  Well, you take the good with the bad)

Interesting. They recently moved my bus (#60) from Madison to Randolph (presumably while the Madison bridge is out)-- but I wonder if Madison will be de-emphasized as a bus corridor?
The opposite actually.  I think this is part of the Central Area Transitway project that was planning BRT and bike lanes on Madison/Washington.  CTA had an "urban circulator" program grant from the FTA.

dingyourbelldotorg said:
Interesting. They recently moved my bus (#60) from Madison to Randolph (presumably while the Madison bridge is out)-- but I wonder if Madison will be de-emphasized as a bus corridor?
I meant CDOT grant, not CTA. It's a partnership though. Expect some new buses and stations, but since buses will still be stuck behind right-turners operations won't improve much.

Thanks for posting this, very useful.  

 

I was riding west on Madison through the loop tonight and was shocked to see a fresh bike lane from State street or there abouts westward that JeffB mentions in an earlier post.  I came home and looked it up on this link to see if it was in the plan and it is not...

 

bonus lane, I guess.  Very promising that bike lanes are appearing on such a main thoroughfare through town, expect another nasty editorial from the Sun Times like with the Kinzie lane, I guess.  I'll give anybody a free inner tube if they email that guy and wind him up!


Todd Fujimoto said:

CDOT's Bike Program has a google map showing where they will be doing bike lane restriping.

2011 bikeway installations

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