Pretty soon, bicyclists will be able to rest easy while riding down one of the busiest roads in the city. Crews are currently working on the new protected bike lanes on Clybourn Avenue, which are set to become the first of their kind in Chicago. Unlike the protected bike lanes on Kinzie Avenue and Dearborn Street that use plastic bollards to separate cyclists from vehicle traffic, the new Clybourn bike lane will utilize concrete curb dividers. The new barrier-protected bike lane will stretch from North Avenue down to Division Street, and is being installed as a part of a pilot program to study the effects protected bike lanes have on traffic and safety. There's still a bit more work to do before it opens, but the new lanes are expected to be completed and open by the end of summer.
·Check Out Clybourn's New Concrete-Protected Bike Lanes [DNAinfo]
·Chicago Bicycle Program [Facebook]