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Fifth and Final Day of SBC’s Bike Lane Week: Near Northwest Side, Far West Side, Near West Side, Near North Side

I have ridden a heck of a lot of bike lanes, and had the pleasure of visiting many of our city's diverse neighborhoods.

December 9, 2023

Visiting new bikeways on the Near Southwest and Near South sides on Day Three of Bike Lane Week

Covering a fairly broad swath of territory, from Little Village to the South Loop.

December 7, 2023

Day Two of Bike Lane Week on Streetsblog Chicago: Far Southwest Side

Checking out new bikeways on 119th, the Major Taylor Trail connector, 81st/82nd, and Loomis.

December 6, 2023

Kicking off Bike Lane Week on Streetsblog Chicago with Day One: Mid-South Side

Also today: Mayor Brandon Johnson cut the ribbon on new protected bike lanes and raised crosswalks on Central Park Avenue in East Garfield Park.

December 5, 2023

2 months after I suggested CDOT simplify their bike map, I mapped 2023 projects myself. 1 week later CDOT released a simplified map.

Streetsblog created a version of the CDOT bikeway map that only shows bikeways that were constructed in 2023, with an easier-to-understand color scheme.

November 20, 2023

CDOT Complete Streets director David Smith: 2023 was Chicago’s busiest bikeway installation year ever

Streetsblog recently caught up with Smith for a recap of what bike infrastructure, much of it protected lanes, was built in our city this year.

November 1, 2023

Commissioner Biagi and Ald. La Spata discuss how aldermanic prerogative affects bikeway installation

They argue that developing a cohort of bike-friendly alders and wards, plus the Chicago Cycling Strategy, will help create a citywide, connected bike network.

August 10, 2023