City to test new type of bike lane

February 22, 2013 11:45:18 AM PST
Chicago will be testing a new type of bicycle lane called a cycle track.

Unlike current bike lanes that separate bikes from vehicular traffic with paint stripes on the pavement, the new lanes have a barrier or planter box between cars and bikes.

The Chicago Tribune reports a section of Stony Island Avenue between 69th and 77th was selected for the experiment. It's being paid for with a $3 million federal grant.

Construction is expected to be completed by 2014.