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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

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

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

Safe Streets Advocates: 1, NIMBYs: 0. After years of surreal opposition, CDOT finally begins building Dickens Greenway

After [checks watch] 4.5 years of stonewalling by some Lincoln Park residents, yesterday the Chicago Department of Transportation started constructing the bike route.

October 3, 2023

Take a virtual ride on the new Leavitt Street Greenway

The route is partially finished between Diversey Parkway and Montrose Avenue, and it will soon extend to Berwyn Avenue.

September 16, 2023

What’s going on with the Bucktown stretch of the Leavitt Neighborhood Greenway?

Unfortunately the contraflow lanes and shared-lane markings got prematurely sketched, but the real thing is on the way.

August 28, 2023

Here are the new plans for traffic diverters instead of PBLs on the Wood Street Neighborhood Greenway

While the new proposal is a major change from the original protected bike lane plans, installing traffic diverters will go a long way towards making Wood truly bike-friendly.

August 4, 2023

CDOT: Leavitt greenway will be an important new low-stress street connection

On Monday evening, CDOT staff and reps from the 32nd, 40th, and 47th ward offices presented details for the planned Leavitt Street Neighborhood Greenway project.

July 12, 2023