The thought of cars and buses whizzing by while pedaling in a narrow bike lane can make urban biking in Chicago a frightening prospect for newbies.
But there’s a reason why more commuters are abandoning four-wheeled trips for two: bikes offer regular exercise, save you money, and decrease your carbon footprint. Plus, Divvy’s expansion which will double the amount of bikes and introduce electric, pedal-assist bikes makes biking a lot easier these days.
If you’re just now joining the pedal parade or considering it, don’t immediately try to traverse Clark Street or Ashland Avenue. Here are a number of quieter, lower-traffic, and less stressful routes to act to help you get comfortable and act as your training wheels, so to speak.Read More