Did You Know?

While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

In case you missed it — more planned bikeways announced!

We recently learned about more buffered bike lanes planned for the 43rd and 44th wards. Ald. Michele Smith's newsletter shared plans for buffered lanes coming to Halsted Avenue, from Division Street to North Avenue; Clybourn Avenue, from Division Street to Belmont Avenue; and Wells Street, from Chicago Avenue to North Avenue (this would extend the recently-completed buffered lane). Thanks to Bike Walk Lincoln Park for the tip on that one!

Ald. Tom Tunney's newsletter recently shared news of a buffered bike lane coming to Clark Street, from Diversey Parkway to Addison Street.

Buffered bike lanes offer more space and visibility. They keep you further from moving traffic and the door zone, making for a safer, more comfortable ride. See photos of recently completed buffered bike lanes in Chicago below.

Check out these proposed projects on our Chicago Bikeways Tracker map to see how they'll help fill out Chicago's bikeway network!

Have you learned about any other exciting biking, walking or transit news from your alderman's newsletter lately?