Chicago Improves Protected Bicycle Lanes

Although protected bicycle lanes help improve cyclist safety from automobile accidents, Chicago is looking to further reduce conflicts between bicyclists and pedestrians by making some enhancements including traffic lights directed towards cyclists. These are lessons that Cincinnati may be able to implement as the city expands its bicycle network. More from the Chicago Tribune:

From 2006 to 2011, there were 1,140 reported crashes on this part of Dearborn, city records show. Pedestrians and bicyclists were involved in more than half of the accidents that included injuries.

Authorities and bicycling advocates expect accidents will decline on Dearborn and other streets that get protected bike lanes.

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  • http://zacharyschunn.wix.com/ Zachary Schunn

    Before the improvements, 69% of bike riders ignored red lights. Wow.

    • Neil Clingerman

      As a bicycle commuter in Chicago, I can state, Its pretty bad up here. I am always amazed to see tons of Bicyclists going across 4 lane arterial roads against traffic and worried that one of these days I’m going to be witness to a really horrible accident.