Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Evanston Adds Bike Lanes to Central Street

My morning commute involves riding my bike from my house in Northwest Evanston down Central Street to the Metra station. It was a pleasant surprise to see freshly painted bike lanes appear this week.

This is an excellent example of a municipality adding a bike lane without compromising the accessibility for any other traffic. Bike lanes, as a traffic control measure, serve as a clear warning to motorist of the presence of bicyclists and provide bicyclists clear "ground" on which to ride.

Thanks, E-town.