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.