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Construction in NW Chicago Endangers Urban Cyclists


Bicyclists peddle pass construction at 830 N. Milwaukee Ave. at North Elston Avenue in Chicago's Goose Island neighborhood on Sept. 8, 2016. Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune

"Hipster Highway" is the name of a renowned stretch of urban bicycling paradise on the NW side of Chicago, a pedal-friendly enclave within the city whose clearly marked, and sometimes elevated, bike routes connect to both downtown and a popular park hub called the 606.  But the success of the urban biking experiment has ushered in a period of growth whose side effect – construction – is momentarily making the celebrated bike zone a bit hazardous.  Read more...


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