Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mayoral Candidate Rahm Emanuel Details Big Plans for Bicycling in Chicago

The Chicago Sun-Times wrote a short story on Rahm Emanuel's plans to expand Chicago's bicycling network. Legendary Chicagoan Daniel Burnham famously said, "Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably will not themselves be realized."Candidate Emanuel has, in the words of Burnham, "made no small plans" when it comes to the future of bicycling in Chicago. The proposed plans fall into 3 categories:
  1. Make Chicago's bike lanes the most complete in America including adding protected bike lanes;
  2. Complete the 2.65 mile Bloomingdale Trail on the NorthWest Side;
  3. Change the City of Chicago Code so that secure bike parking is required in certain buildings.
Click here for the details on Rahm's plans. If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving Illinois personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or . All initial consultations are confidential and free.