Anyone else experience the gravel, bumpy bike paths on Damen Avenue? Parts of it are pretty painful to ride for a few blocks.
I don't completely understand why most of it is in the bike lanes. Also, the potholes in the bike lanes are pretty bad. I hope this is actively being worked on - every time I'm riding on Damen, I don't see any active construction or repair, just a construction vehicle parked (and sleeping) on the side of the road. :-/
Anyone have any information on the timeline?
Here's one of the potholes on Damen...
In general it's disappointing what's happened to Damen north of, say, Armitage. Approaching Fullerton the bike lane disappears (an old problem, but I was hoping it'd be addressed when they re-did the Fullerton/Elston intersection). Then north of Diversey there are sharrows instead of bike lanes. A bummer.
I particularly love the mound of asphalt in the southbound bike lane in the middle of the intersection w/ Sunnyside.
Count on that stretch getting worst before it gets better - it looks like the city is starting water main replacement on that stretch. Based on the way Lincoln is still a patchwork of uneven concrete and eroded asphalt after the work there (2 years ago?), and the glacial pace of work on Southport south of Addison I don't foresee a smooth commute any time in my near future.
It's water main replacement, you can sign up for email alerts and updates on the project using the code: #1501154 at http://buildinganewchicago.org/
Halsted,Southport,Broadway in Lakeview far West Armitage past Kedzie all terrible.
No bike lanes avaliable unless you ride a mountiain bik or one of those ridiculous 40cc tired bikes.
Is that work on Broadway still going on?? I feel like that was months ago that I saw that.
Though Southport has been ripped up for ages, so. ::shrug::
A random selection of streets in Beverly are also getting torn up. Between water/sewer work and gas main work, it could be a rough summer.
Try the 4600 block of North Monticello, or as I call it, the Ho Chi Minh Trail !