Last winter, South Dearborn in the Loop was reconfigured to make way for the first two-way bike lane in Chicago. More
While I wait for my bus, the ivy on the Fourth Presbyterian church turns green.
I’m in the middle on the worry spectrum, but I do worry about safety when I’m in my car. I worry about getting into an accident as a result of not noticing some subtle danger around me. Tuned-out pedestrians, taxis, delivery trucks, and cyclists (like this one disregarding the traffic signal), add to the challenges of a drive through the Loop. The trains that periodically rumble overhead don’t help matters any.
That there are not more accidents surprises me, yet I’ve read that there were something like 2,500 accidents involving pedestrians last year.