New protected bike lanes on Harrison and Broadway
It’s awesome that Mayor Emanuel is trying to build 100 miles of protected and buffered bike lanes within his first term, but a few of the locations are questionable. How many people really want to pedal on Lake Street, in the gloomy, cacophonous space below the El? However, new bikeways on Harrison in the South Loop, and Broadway in Uptown, are truly useful. The protected lanes on Harrison, between Desplaines and Wabash, feature S-curves of green paint that help cyclists navigate the skewed Harrison/State intersection. PBLs and BBLs on Broadway, from Montrose to Foster, involved a “road diet,” which transformed this former four-lane speedway into a safer, more civilized place for pedestrians and drivers as well.
Harrison, between Desplaines and Wabash, and Broadway, from Montrose to Foster
Best of Chicago 2014