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CDOT Previews Chicago’s Next Round of New Bikeways

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The quarterly meetings of the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council are a good place to get up to speed on Chicago’s latest bike developments. Wednesday’s meeting was no exception, with updates on bike lane construction, off-street trails, Divvy bike-share, and more. The sessions take place during business hours, but if your schedule allows you to attend, […]

CDOT Aims to Install Over 1,000 Bike Parking Spaces in 2014

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The new Chicago Department of Transportation bike parking program manager, Kathleen Murphy, described the upcoming summer and fall installation season during the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council meeting two weeks ago. She outlined three initiatives that will get over a thousand new bicycle parking spaces installed on sidewalks and roadways. Murphy is continuing the city’s long-standing program […]

Central Loop Busway Will Reorganize, Expand Downtown Bike Lanes

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Bicycle routes through the Loop suffer from “poor connectivity,” admits Mike Amsden, assistant director of transportation planning at the Chicago Department of Transportation. At yesterday’s Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council meeting, Amsden revealed details about how the Central Loop BRT project will improve the situation by spring of 2015. The Central Loop BRT project, Amsden said, will “move people […]

Like Chicago Bicyclists, Divvy Will Soldier on Through the Winter

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My @DivvyBikes ride from #MarquetteBuilding party to @BluestemCommOrg party. #divvyon #bikewinter #notholidivvy pic.twitter.com/UGOylnk1YW — Abby Crisostomo (@AbbyMPC) December 13, 2013   At last Wednesday’s Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council meeting, assistant transportation commissioner Sean Wiedel shared Divvy’s cold-weather operating strategy. To keep maintenance costs down and scale the bike-share fleet to anticipated demand, Divvy is aiming to reduce the […]

CDOT Developing Divvy Relocation Procedures

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Divvy bike-share continues to expand, Assistant Transportation Commissioner Sean Wiedel said at the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council on Wednesday, and should reach 300 stations by the end of September. As of today there are 222 stations. Wiedel reported that over 7,700 annual members and numerous 24-hour pass users have made almost 325,000 trips and pedaled […]