Emanuel on hand as city bike lane project begins

June 7, 2011 9:36:45 AM PDT
Mayor Rahm Emanuel helped to kick off the construction of Chicago's new protected bike lanes Tuesday.

Work was under way Tuesday morning on a lane along West Kinzie that will help protect bike riders from drivers.

Tuesday is the beginning of construction on the first of 100 miles of protected bike lanes on Chicago streets, keeping the mayor's promise to expand the bike lane network across the city.

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