Our bike mayor rallies...
the bus lanes
Bike2Work Week, here in The Windy City, ended Friday with a 12-hour gala in Daley Plaza. Ridership was up 35% from last year. So to celebrate, and not to be outdone by the the Cheese-eating Surrender Monkeys, Our Biking Mayor announced new initiatives to calm traffic here. According to Saturday's The Sun-Times:
You have the car. You have bike lanes. Then, you have bus lanes. As we improve the quality and movement of buses, the safest place [for cyclists] could be in the lane for buses . . . That's what we're really looking at because, many times, bus lanes are not filled . . . These are the wider streets. When you have wider streets, you’ll be able to move ’em.