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Protected Bike Lane for Elston
Elston Avenue is a main diagonal artery that bicyclists take everyday to get to work. It provides easy access for residents to bike to neighborhoods like Logan Square, Wicker Park, Irving Park etc.
Converting Elston's bike lanes in both directions into protected one way bike lanes will save lives and encourage more people to use the bike lanes. The vast majority of Chicago's bicycle crowd does not use these lanes, because it is just too dangerous to bike on them today.
It would mean, we move the bike lanes right next to the sidewalk and move the car parking into the street. Today, it is setup in the opposite manner.
This has already been done on Milwaukee Avenue - another diagonal street that a lot of bikers use - https://chicagocompletestreets.org/streets/bikeways/barrier-protected-bike-lanes/
All proposals have been assessed by the PB Committee for possible inclusion on the Cycle 3 ballot. This project was not selected for the ballot by the Safety and Environment Committee. To learn more about ballot creation, PB Committee, and the 39th Ward Participatory Budgeting process, please click on the "The Steps" tab above.
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