Anyone ride it this morning???
The Madison Street bike lane, Chicago's first bike lane in the Loop, was installed last night! Bike lane markings through intersections and an increase in bike symbols will help alert all roadway users of the presence of the bike lane. - courtesy of 's Chicago Bicycle Programs's facebook page.
Its really great and much needed. Never know which lane to ride in on crazy Madison!!!
Smooth new road
The rider looks comfortable like as if he is in Holland.
The City seems to have completed its painting of the lane. There are now a lot more bikes painted in the lane, particularly where the lane crosses other streets (like State).
I continue to ride this lane daily on my commute between the Loop and Hyde Park. Fortunately, I've had minimal encroachment on the lane by motorize vehicles. The worst offenders (in my experience) have been CTA buses.