City Bike Manufacturer, Linus Bike, Comments on the New Bike Lane Installed in Chicago

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Following an article about the new bike lane installed in the city of Chicago, Linus Bike offers their support and comments on the news.

On February 4, 2013, city bike manufacturer, Linus Bike, comments on a Grid Chicago article by Steven Vance regarding the finished construction of a Chicago bike lane after a year and a half delay.

According to the Grid Chicago article, a protected bike lane creation that started on Jackson Boulevard in 2011, stopped at Ogden Avenue while the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) finished negotiating with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). However the article stated problems once the bike line installation continued.

The article reports, “The segment between Ashland Avenue and Laflin Street, an historic district, is too narrow to have a bike lane without removing a travel lane so CDOT installed shared lane markings instead.”

The article informs that this could pose a problem if more people start riding their bikes because, “drivers must turn left from the left-most lane across the bike lane path or from the bike lane itself; drivers and bicyclists going through will meet each other on the opposite side of Ashland as they head straight to the middle of the same lane on Jackson.” Another problem the article mentions is that some people are using the newly buffered bike lanes as parking lanes.

City bike manufacturer, Linus Bike, comments on the article with their thoughts on the news. “A bike lane is a wonderful idea, especially in a city where a large number of people rely on bikes as a means of transportation,” states Linus Bike representative China Reevers. “However you must make sure the lanes are safe and do not cause any problems for the bikers or motorists.”

Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.


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