Spring 2011: original post configuration as seen from the top of “Fudge Hill” – photo by Josh Koonce.
Early May 2012: CDOT has taken out most of the bollards.
June 1, 2012: Some of the bollards have been reinstalled.
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently removed more that half of the flexible posts along the Kinzie Street protected bike lanes. Last month CDOT Project Manager Mike Amsden explained to me that this was done partly because of complaints from nearby residents about the appearance of the bollards.
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Messenger John “Blunt” Robbins rides in a section of Kinzie without parking, where every-other post has been removed.
It was a little mysterious when the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently removed more than half of the flexible posts (AKA bollards) that separate the Kinzie protected bike lanes from parked cars and moving traffic. So I called CDOT bikeways planner Mike Amsden, to get the skinny. He explained the motivations for taking out the posts, and also pointed out a few recent upgrades to the street I hadn’t noticed before.
Continue reading A post about posts: why CDOT took out bollards along the Kinzie lanes