"You are correct. At 5th or before you have to move north to Lake. For some reason Jackson doesn't bother me the way it does you. Maybe it's because I'm riding at 6 in the morning and there is very little traffic. As the post below…"
"It is not that difficult to get up to Jackson from DesPlaines, Lake Street has a lot of evening traffic that may make it a lot of work to avoid the glass. I say no to Lake Street under all circumstances. Just way too much glass. By the way the side…"
"I don't like Lake Street at all because of the glass. My routes is prairie path to Mannheim. Maywood/Madison to 19th (lots of glass on the prairie path between) then prairie path 1st. Cross the Des Plaines by the court house (easily the safest…"
"I feel that way often on my rides. Last Saturday afternoon I was headed westbound on Belmont when some young guy passes me when I'm stopped at a light. After it turned green I slowly caught up with him (he had a really heavy bike) but he…"