Chicago residents, if you can make it to a public meeting regarding protected bicycle infrastructure next Wednesday evening, please make your presence known!
Broadway in Uptown (46th Ward) may receive protected bike lanes between Foster and Montrose (about 1 mile long). This is currently an “urban speedway” with high-moving vehicles that is rarely at capacity, rendering the street not only dangerous for everyone using it, but also ineffecient for travel. There are two lanes in each direction, and no bike infrastructure – despite plenty of room for it. Any infrastructure that can be added will be beneficial for active transportation, but recommending certain enhancements (proper intersection treatments, bollards to keep vehicles out, and bike-sized bike traffic signals, etc.) could make this project even better. I’m planning to bring some of my ideas.
As an Uptown resident, I acknowledge that this stretch of Broadway is in need of some TLC, and new bike infrastructure to make it safer to bike into Uptown will help. Along with other bike infrastructure improvements voted on in Uptown, infrastructure like this brings us closer to a more complete bike network.
Date: July 31, 7 PM (next Wednesday)
Location: Weiss Memorial Hospital auditorium, 4646 N Marine Drive
I’m going, will you?