Last week Grid told you about some new and refreshed bikeways in Chicago. The Chicago Bicycle Program, part of the Department of Transportation (CDOT), has been more active than the article let on.
CDOT published a custom map on Tuesday and we’ve published a table from CDOT of the locations, distances, and funding sources of these new and refreshed bike lanes.
Photo shows a new marked shared lane on California Avenue from North Avenue to Milwaukee Avenue.
View the table on Google Fusion Tables where you can easily sort and export the data.
About 12 miles of new bike lanes has been installed in 2011. Funding was provided by Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grants from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Arterial Resurfacing (AR, a City-administered program that uses funding from the state, ARRA*, and city taxpayers), and, in one instance, a local streetscape project. More new bike lanes and marked shared lanes are scheduled for the 26th, 35th, and 49th Wards, paid for by those respective wards’ Menu funds.
A bike lane has reappeared on Vincennes Avenue, between 70th and 76th Streets. There used to be a bike lane here that was removed by the City or State for Dan Ryan construction-related traffic detours in 2006. The bike lane was never returned.
According to the data, this stretch of Milwaukee Avenue (from Armitage Avenue to California Avenue) will be refreshed. Judging from this photo taken in May 2011, the bike lane striping looks to be in good condition and shouldn’t require replacement.
The table does not include project costs. For bikeways paid for by ward Menu funds, the costs will be listed in the end-of-year expenditure reports on the City’s website (which are difficult to find and are only available as PDF).
*ARRA is the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or “federal stimulus,” legislation enacted in 2009. Track the money on the Recovery.gov website, or read more about it on Wikipedia. ARRA holds funding for the High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail program that is funding the track construction in Illinois between Chicago/Joliet and St. Louis.