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City’s Concrete-Protected Bike Lanes Delayed, But Still Happening, Officials Say. But Advocates Ask: Is It Enough?

Cyclists say the plan won't make Chicago's most dangerous bike lanes — the unprotected ones — more safe. “We need big changes," one activist said.

Citywide

Will Logan Square’s Armitage Avenue Water Main Construction Project Ever End? City Aims For End Of July

A city spokeswoman initially said the months-long project was targeted for completion at the end of June but later said the project will finish by the end of July, if the quarry workers strike permits.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

The City’s New Bicycle Safety Group Finally Had Its First Meeting — But Attendees Hope For More Input Next Time

Participants couldn't chat, the meeting was scheduled when many people work and there were few opportunities for people to participate, some attendees said.

Citywide

Learn How To Ride And Access Adaptive Bikes At 6 Free Workshops

The sessions will show bicyclists with disabilities how to access tandem bikes, hand cycles and recumbent trikes in Chicago.

Citywide

Unprotected Bike Lanes, Lower Speed Limit For Cars Coming To Stretch Of Erie Street In West Town

CDOT has designated Erie from Damen Avenue to Noble Street a neighborhood greenway. Officials had no updates on a proposal to build protected bike lanes on Wood Street in the neighborhood.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Drivers Are Ignoring Flexi Posts At Lakefront Intersection Where A Cyclist Was Killed. City Officials Say More Fixes Are Coming

The flexi posts and paint follow a guerilla-style traffic study by local volunteers that highlighted the dangers cyclists and pedestrians face crossing DuSable Lake Shore Drive at Balbo Drive.

Downtown

A ‘Bike Path To Nowhere’ Along Busy West Side Corridor Has Caused Chaos And Confusion, Residents Say

The city didn't consult residents before adding a short bike lane on Jackson Boulevard that is causing traffic jams through Columbus Park. Residents said it would be better suited on a wider West Side street.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

South DuSable Lake Shore Drive Will Close Tuesday Night, Next Week To Install 43rd Street Bridge

Overnight closures will start 9 p.m. Tuesday while workers set up the accessible bridge, which will allow wheelchair users, bicyclists and emergency vehicles to cross Lake Shore Drive and the adjacent railroad tracks.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Cyclists Call On City To Improve Bike Lane Maintenance After Snow Leaves Clark Street Lanes Covered In Sludge

“I honestly try to avoid this street when I’m biking in this weather because when the bike lanes are blocked up, there’s even less space,” a Clark Street bicyclist said.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Wood Street Could Become One-Way With Protected Bike Lanes Under Alderman’s Plan — But Some Residents Say They Weren’t Consulted

The plan — supported by 67 people in the ward through Ald. Daniel La Spata's participatory budgeting process — would turn a 1-mile stretch of Wood Street into a northbound one-way to accommodate protected bike lanes.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

As Shared Streets Program Ends, Logan Square Neighbors Ask: Is There A Better Way To Make Roads Safer?

Many neighbors said the temporary infrastructure project was "a great idea, but poorly implemented."

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

A Redesign Of Chicago Avenue In Austin Will Use Art To Represent The Neighborhood’s History And Heritage

The corridor improvement plan will improve sidewalks, streets and landscaping while also creating public art that will contribute to a unified look and feel for Chicago Avenue.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

With Humboldt Boulevard’s New Pedestrian Islands, City Hopes To Make Dangerous Logan Square Road Safer

The city recently installed three "refuge islands" with ADA-compliant ramps on the busy road to make the area safer for pedestrians, drivers and cyclists.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

West Side Pedestrians Avoid This Busy Intersection, But Public Art And Street Improvements Aim To Make It More Walkable

Streetscape improvements coming to Harrison and Homan will be based on recommendations from a community plan for improving walkability in the Homan Square neighborhood of North Lawndale.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Chicago Avenue Upgrades Will Include Better Lighting, Public Seating To Bring Soul City Corridor To Life

Building on community-led plans, the city's transportation department is giving one of North Austin's main economic hubs a makeover.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Shared Streets Come To Logan And Kedzie Boulevards, Drawing Mixed Reviews From Neighbors

Some say they're unnecessary and unsightly, while others say they're bringing much-needed safety upgrades to the busy roads.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

How Do You Slow Down Speeders On Oakland’s Ellis Avenue? Residents, Alderman Clash Over Plan To Reverse A One-Way Street

An ordinance to make the 3900 block of South Ellis Avenue a one-way street headed north is being debated by neighbors and Ald. Sophia King.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

City Promises Multi-Billion-Dollar Program To Fix Roads And Bridges Will Hire Local, Bring More Jobs To Underserved Areas

CDOT will resurface 75 miles of arterial streets as part of Chicago Works over the next two years. Most of the projects will require at least half the work be done by Chicago residents.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

As Divvy Expands On South And West Sides, City Asks Residents: Where Should New Bike-Share Stations Go?

The bike-share program is expanding on the West, Northwest and Southwest sides of the city, from Dunning to West Lawn.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Logan Square’s Most Confusing Intersection Getting Overhauled Next Year With New Traffic Pattern And Plaza

The plan is to eliminate the confusing Kedzie Avenue traffic circle and create a plaza adjacent to the Logan Square Blue Line station, according to documents obtained by Block Club.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
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