Chicago Bicycle Program
Protected bike lanes provide bicyclists exclusive space in the roadway by separating bicyclists from motor vehicle traffic with on-street parking, flexposts, and/or raised medians.
Read more about the benefits of these innovative bike facilities: Protected Bike Lanes Overview
For 2011 Year End Summary, click here.
Chicago's first Protected Bike Lane on Kinzie Street
Jackson Boulevard Protected Bike Lane
This 2 mile long protected bike lane will increase safety for all roadway users and provide bicyclists with exclusive space in the roadway by seperating bicycle and motor-vehicle traffic. Construction begins November 2011.
Update: The protected bike lane on Jackson between Ogden and Halsted will hopefully be installed in the Spring. Final approvals are still needed from all approving agencies.
18th Street Protected Bike Lane
This project, highlighted by a protected bike lane on 18th Street between Canal and Clark,will fill a gap in the current bikeways network and increase safety and comfort forall roadway users. Construction begins November 2011.
Update: The flex posts have been installed.