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Chicago’s first protected bike lane on Kinzie St. increased ridership by 55 percent without increasing traffic congestion for cars.

Lakefront Trail Activities September 30-October 2

Permitted activities that may affect your use of the Lakefront Trail September 30-October 2, 2011

Friday, September 30

Although there are no permitted activities on the Trail today there is a lot of water washing over the Trail south of Fullerton and between North Ave. and Ohio St. As of noon on Friday (9/30) the police have closed the Trail. A fireman told me that a person was washed into the lake earlier today but that they were able to pull themselves out. Please be extremely careful in these areas even if they are re-opened as we are supposed to have high winds off of the lake through Saturday.

Saturday, October 1

Alliance for Lupus Research – Walk with Us to Cure Lupus Walkathon, Burnham Park-Grove 7, 10am-1pm

Otis Wilson 55Alive 5K Walk Run, Grant Park-Arvey Field, 9:30am-1:30pm

AIDS Run and Walk Chicago, Grant Park-Upper Hutchinson Field, 8:30am-1pm

2011 Pedal for Peace Bike-a-thon, Lincoln Park-Grove 15, 1pm-6pm

Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational, Lincoln Park-Grove 16, 8am-1:30pm

Chicago Beach Polo World Cup 2011, North Ave. Beach, 11am-9pm

Light up the Lakefront, Oak Street Beach, 4pm-8pm

Sunday, October 2

AMA 5K, Lakeshore Park, 10am-2pm

Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes, Foster Soccer Fields, 9:30am-5pm

The MMRF Race For Research, Lincoln Park-Grant Monument, 7:30am-10:30am

Stride Against Violence 2011, Lincoln Park-Grove 13, 9:30am-1:30pm

Bears Game vs. PANTHERS, Soldier Field, Noon start