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Bike Lanes Coming To Armitage Avenue In Logan Square And Hermosa

The bike lanes will not eliminate any car parking, a city official said.

Bike lanes will be installed on Armitage Avenue between Western and Laramie avenues. The stretch is also getting refreshed pavement markings.
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LOGAN SQUARE — Bikes lanes are coming to a 3.5-mile stretch of Armitage Avenue in Logan Square and Hermosa.

City crews will begin painting 5-foot-wide dashed bike lanes on Armitage between Western and Laramie avenues in the next couple of months, city officials said.

Crews will also repaint turn lane, crosswalk and stop bar markings that have faded.

The project is being funded through the city’s infrastructure capital plan, city spokeswoman Sue Hofer said. Hofer couldn’t immediately provide the estimated cost of the project.

Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa’s 35th Ward office, which announced the news in an email newsletter to constituents, said the city chose the Armitage Avenue stretch for bike lanes because it is a solid east-west route for bikers in the area.

Hofer said the city is improving the street’s bike infrastructure as the area continues to attract development and retail activity.

The city installed bike lanes with plastic posts and curbs on a Logan Square stretch of Milwaukee Avenue last fall. In the process, about 100 parking spots were eliminated on the busy thoroughfare, which frustrated some residents and business owners.

The bike lanes on Armitage Avenue will not eliminate any parking, but they will narrow the street for car traffic, Hofer said.

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