In addition to the Roscoe Street buffered bike lane installed last week, and a segment on Wabash Avenue installed in 2011, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has proposed these locations for buffered bike lanes, a total of 4.50 miles:
- Clark St from Walton to North
- Ellsworth Dr from Garfield (55th) to King (51st)
- Wabash Ave from Roosevelt to Harrison
Mayor Emanuel promised 25 miles of protected bike lanes per year of his term. His first year anniversary is May 16, seven days away. The City has currently installed 2 miles of protected bike lanes.
- Wells St from Chicago to Van Buren (originally proposed in 2010)
This is different than a "protected bike lane". A protected bike lane is what was installed on 18th street between Clark and Clinton last year. The protected bike lane's have plastic pylons that create a barrier between motorists and bikers.
|"Buffered Bike Lane" on Wabash|
From Grid Chicago
|"Protected Bike Lane" on 18th street |
Image from Let's Go Ride a Bike