Saturday, November 9, 2013
Albion Avenue "L" Viaduct Chicago, Illinois 60626
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This viaduct was worse than most. In the alley around the corner is evidence that the apartment building there once had parking in back.
Albion avenue now has sharrows painted in the middle of the road. What is unusual for a Chicago one way street is that there is also an oncoming bicycle lane marked. Normally its dangerous to ride against the flow of traffic. Here it still is, but it is a sanctioned activity.
Why is it a bad idea to ride down the street the wrong way? Reaction time is much less and any potential collision between the bicycle and car will be far worse.
Nearby two Divvy bike stations are planned for 2014.