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Raised expectations: Some curb-protected bike lanes often flood. Could switching to raised lanes solve the problem?

CDOT says building raised bike lanes is more time-consuming and complex that installing on-street bikeways, but raised lanes are becoming more common.

June 6, 2024

Some good news about Clark Street, for a change: A protected bike lane is on the way

CDOT has started constructing pedestrian islands that will double as protection for the new Clark bike lane between Oak Street and Grand Avenue.

June 3, 2024

No longer car-free, the new Clark Extended Outdoor Dining district is a lot less appetizing

Local alder Brendan Reilly (42nd) encourages fans of the former pedestrianized restaurant zone to bend Mayor Johnson's ear on the issue.

May 31, 2024

The removal of curb protection from the Doty bike lanes in Ald. Anthony Beale’s 9th Ward really gets our goat

Was the potentially livesaving infrastructure removed due to drainage issues, as CDOT told us, or for some other reason?

February 14, 2024

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

Concrete protection comes to Clark bike lanes north of Berteau, which will help keep drivers from blocking them

To their credit, the drivers Streetsblog saw there today were parking properly in their new lane.

November 29, 2023

Patience is a virtue: Parking situation on Clark PBLs between Montrose and Berteau is a hassle right now, but will soon improve

It appears that in the future we can expect 3-D infrastructure, not just paint, any time CDOT says they're installing protected bike lanes.

November 28, 2023