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Bike Lanes Poorly Received by Chicago Residents

Posted: Dec. 5th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

The City of Chicago wants to make the city America's most bike-friendly city, and is doing so by adding a series of protected bike lanes to foster easier traffic flow – at least for the bikes. Local residents have long since learned to hate their daily commute, with intense traffic making travel almost impossible. The addition of bike lanes is expected to exacerbate the situation and, predictably, has not been well received.

Driving in Chicago is tough.  Really tough.  The expressways are always crowded, even at the oddest times.  You’d think you could make an easy drive, south to north or north to south, early on a Sunday morning, but a seasoned driver should know that there is nothing easy when driving the Edens, Kennedy, and Dan Ryan Expressways.

I know this, and yet, I try to pretend that it can get better.  I try to pretend that my intelligence and craftiness can somehow set me apart from the other saps who try to navigate Chicago’s roads and expressways.  But I am a sap also.  I get stuck in traffic at 6 a.m. when no one should be driving to work and I sail through the Dan Ryan on my way home on a Wednesday at 5:15 p.m.  None of it makes any sense.

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