Chicago City Council committee moves to make streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists
One ordinance would require the city transportation department to “prioritize and incorporate” bike and pedestrian and mass transit improvements when resurfacing arterial streets.
Love to see that these movements are really starting to gain traction with the city, hopefully we can keep up this momentum, we have long way to go. I would love to ride my bike more, but there are too many places where it does not feel safe, we need more bike lanes that are physically seperated.
And to all those who love cars, dedicated bike lanes would reduce car traffic and keep everyone from having to share lanes, it's a win win for everyone...
Video about the result of a similar "complete streets" law passed years ago in Hoboken and Jersey City, NJ
TL;DW - Zero traffic fatalities in FIVE years
For non-east coasters both cities are across the river from Manhattan and are very dense urban cities similar to much of Chicago
Cars are such a nightmare in general. So much congestion, bad for the environment, 30k+ getting killed every year from intoxicated drivers not to mention other horrific injuries. Our city and world would be a much better place without so many cars.
Worth pointing out that this also makes drivers safer. It’s good for everyone!
This is one of the best investments the city can make for long-term sustainability.
Love to see it. Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety has some awesome folks on it.
It would be worth their while just painting the lines on the streets more than once every 17 years. You can’t even see most of lane dividing lines, stop lines, or zebra crossings.
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I bike in Chicago year-round. Like-minded cyclists are pushing me further this winter.
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