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

Save the Date: Free Lecture on Our Region's Trails Sept. 9

Active Trans and Friends of the Parks are presenting another free lecture Sept. 9 as part of the Chicago Cultural Center’s Creative Living in the City lecture series. The topic is Trails, Trails, Trails: Completing the South Lakefront Park System and Connecting to the Southland Region. Come learn about plans to complete Chicago’s south lakefront park and trail system from 79th to 95th streets and the growing connections to our regional trail system beyond Chicago. Speakers: Joanne Bauer, Friends of the Parks, and Steve Buchtel, Active Transportation Alliance. Sept. 9, 12:15 to 1:15 p.m., at Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Blvd., Chicago. Free and open to the public.