Did You Know?
Save the Kinzie St. bike lane!
On Wednesday, 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly proposed removing the Kinzie St. protected bike lane, Chicago's first protected bike lane and one of the most popular bike routes in the country.
Ald. Reilly has proposed installing a new bike lane on Grand Ave. as an alternative, but the reality is people will continue to bike on Kinzie because it's less stressful than Grand with fewer cars and no buses — not to mention it provides the most logical and direct connection to the central business district.
Put simply: without the bike lane, Kinzie St. will be less safe for everyone who uses it whether you're walking, biking or driving your car.
The city has made some safety improvements to the lane in recent years, but other improvements have been put on hold due to the stalemate between Ald. Reilly and the city's department of transportation.
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