02 Dec '11, 9pm

Spandex wars: Chicago bike critic looks crappy in tights

Spandex wars: Chicago bike critic looks crappy in tights

Photo: Steven Vance The two-wheeled revolution has arrived in the Windy City, thanks to its bike-loving mayor, Rahm Emanuel. (Finally, a way to describe the man without calling him a potty mouth!) During his campaign, Emanuel pledged to build 100 miles of new separated bike lanes within five years. The first of them went in this summer. Under the steady hand of Chicago's new transportation commissioner, Gabe Klein -- who arrived in Chicago from Washington, D.C., where he helped create the nation's first bike share program -- things seemed to be running smoothly. It was a remarkable feat, particularly when you consider the bad-mouthing New York City's bike lanes have received in recent years. The relative calm came as no surprise to Keith Griffith, who penned a nice piece for Construction on Chicago's rich cycling history, which includes separated bike roads and cycling clu...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/biking/2011-12-02-spandex-wars-chica...

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