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Uptown Bike Lanes Finally Being Installed After Weather Delays

 Bike lanes are being installed in Uptown.
Bike lanes are being installed in Uptown.
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James Cappleman

UPTOWN — Protected and buffered bike lanes finally are being installed in Uptown after cold and wet weather delayed the project for about six months.

City crews were in Uptown Monday putting down striping for the lanes. Ald. James Cappleman (48th) caught a glimpse of the work Monday at Broadway and Wilson Avenue and tweeted a picture, exclaiming: "They're heeeeere!"

Broadway between Foster and Wilson avenues will get new lanes, similar to conventional lanes, but with more space, "to keep cyclists separated from motorists in travel lanes and also to keep cyclists farther from parked vehicles and opening doors," according to CDOT.

Lanes from Wilson to Montrose avenues would be barrier-protected, a method using "physical barriers, such as parked cars and bollards, to separate bicyclists from motorists," according to CDOT.

The 1.05-mile span of Broadway between Foster and Montrose avenues also is slated to undergo a "road diet" that reduces the four-lane street to a two-lane street with a center turn lane.

For more details about the city's bike lane and road diet plans in Uptown, click here.

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