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.

Lakefront Trail Conditions 2/22/10

I rode the Lakefront Trail this Monday (2/22) afternoon from Ardmore to Jackson and although there is a bit of slush here and there, it is in generally good condition and easily rideable, even with road tires. The Oak Street Bend all the way to Ohio St. was covered with snow. I did walk around the bend and then rode from the bend to Ohio St. but the banked surface was snow covered. I rode most of the way along the sidewalk next to Lake Shore Drive. The sidewalk was also covered with snow but did have pedestrian tracks and a few other tire tracks cut through the snow.

As always the recommended detour between Oak and Ohio Streets is Inner Lake Shore Drive via the Oak and Ohio Street underpasses.