A Cheat Sheet to the “Chicago Tonight” Bike Issues Discussion

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The "Chicago Tonight" studio has an excellent view of riverfront skyscrapers. Image: WTTW

I had a great time discussing recent bicycling issues on WTTW’s current affairs show “Chicago Tonight” with host Phil Ponce for a segment that aired last night. In case you’re short on time, here’s a list of the topics we covered.

00:35 How the proposal to extend The 606 figures into Chicago’s bid for the new Amazon Headquarters

02:00 How a $12M check from Illinois’ richest man facilitated the Lakefront Trail separation project

03:05 Chicago has seen half as many on-street bike fatalities so far this year as in 2016

03:40 The city has piloted “dashed bike lanes” on Milwaukee Ave. as part of a complete streets overhaul

04:50 How four fatal truck-bike crashes last year helped bring about Chicago’s side guard ordinance

0:5:55 Police have issued far more bike tickets in African-American communities than majority-white ones

06:30 After a cyclist broke her arm, the park district is addressing the lakefront algae menace

07:15 Why it was a bad idea to close a segment of The 606 for a $200-a-plate dinner

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