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Chicago was recently named the fifth most bike-friendly city in the U.S., but cyclists know that title is as much a call to action as it is an accolade. Now Chicago is among six cities chosen for a national project that will support “green lanes,” or protected bike lanes.
The Green Lane Project will be a two-year study of bike programs in Austin, Chicago, Memphis, Portland, Ore., San Francisco and Washington, D.C. At the nationwide kickoff Thursday, Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein joined bikers on a rainy ride through the protected lanes on Kinzie Street in River North. Klein, an avid biker, has been a vocal advocate for cycling in the city.