On LGRAB’s Facebook page, I shared a photo of the recently-completed separated bike lane on Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago’s busiest bikeway.
I’ll write more about this new infrastructure after I bike it myself next week.
In response, Facebook Friend Matt shared an article about the separated bike infrastructure in Indianapolis, Indiana, via an article from Treehugger, The biggest bicycling infrastructure achievement in North America that you’ve never heard about.
Trisha biked around Indy four years ago and was impressed with the trails and bike lanes, so I knew that the city has some bike infrastructure, but I had no idea it was so sophisticated and extensive. After watching the video below by Streetsfilm and reading more about the infrastructure in their article, The Next-Gen in U.S. Protected Bike Lanes, I am in awe of what the city has accomplished.
Other mid-size cities should try to replicate this type of project, which must be great for quality of life, health and tourism. I know that Indy is now on my list of places to visit.
I’m curious: do any of you live in Indy? If so, are these protected paths useful for biking to work and errands – that is, actually getting around the city?