A cycle track pilot project for Chicago is planned to be constructed along Stony Island Avenue, between 69th and 77th streets. A cycle track is a bicycle lane separated from motorized vehicles by a physical barrier, which is important in creating a safe environment for bicyclists of all ages. By creating a separate safe zone for bicycling, more people may take to the streets, or in this case, the cycle track. And of course, more people riding bikes means less automobile traffic.
Unfortunately, we will have to wait until 2014 for Chicago’s first cycle track.