• Nice article, but you might want to edit this passage:
    Protected bike paths in Chicago have remained disproportionately clustered on the North and West sides of the city

    Since it’s contradicted a few grafs later by Wiedel:
    “About 68 percent of the barrier and buffer protected bike lanes that we put in are actually on the South and West sides.”

    It’s definitely true that the majority of physically protected lanes have gone to the South and West Sides.

  • Jennifer Davis

    No, the original passage is correct. According to any recent bike map of Chicago, there is indeed a disproportionate CLUSTER of protected (and “protected”) bike lanes on the north and west sides. There may be more total lanes (or total miles of lanes, whatever) on the south side, but they are spread farther apart.