California Avenue Protected Bike Lane
This project would entail installing a protected bike lane along California Ave. from North Ave. to Diversey Ave. This lane would replace the existing marked lane from Milwaukee Ave. to North Ave.
Given the high volume of car traffic and the lack of physical barriers separating bicyclists from drivers, residents have expressed safety concerns over the existing bike lane on N. California Ave. The current bike lane (the section within the 1st Ward) extends from North Avenue to Milwaukee Avenue, and is a marked lane (not buffered or protected). This project would entail both adapting the existing lane to create a protected bike lane, and extending it to the north, to Division Ave. This project could result in the elimination of some street parking.