Chicago One of Many Cities Expanding Bicycle Access

While austerity measures have limited developments in many areas, access to bicycles is growing. In April, the city council approved Chicago’s ambitious bike share plan, and now the city perhaps most closely associated with automobile traffic is following suit.

When Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a citywide bike-share program that included 3,000 bikes in 300 docking stations, it must have stirred significant municipal envy in LA’s Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa because a few weeks later, he responded by announcing a citywide bike-share program of 4,000 bikes in 400 docking stations.

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