Crews from Marking Specialists started installing pavement markings on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, continuing on Thursday and Friday. The project’s western extent was pushed to Western Avenue, making it 0.5 miles longer – now at 2 miles long. There are many aspects of this facility that differ from the Kinzie Street protected bike lane, Chicago’s first. John will have a more in-depth article about this project on Tuesday or Wednesday – this is just a photo gallery.
West of Damen, the eastbound protected bike lane is on the south side of the street. At Damen, it switches to the left side. It’s unclear how bicyclists are expected to make this “crossover”.
Crossing Damen to the north side eastbound protected bike lane.
Passing by Malcolm X College, the protected bike lane is pretty typical, with a floating parking lane like much of Kinzie Street.
A future “mixing zone” at Ogden for drivers who want to turn left and bicyclists who want to turn left or continue straight.