I was recently visiting a friend in Chicago and commented to her that I rarely hear much about Chicago on bicycling blogs and websites…until today on Streetfilms, that is! It seems that some great bicycle-friendly improvements are underway in Chicago, and the first of those improvements in a new protected bike lane. The major of Chicago plans to construct 100 miles of protected bike lanes, which is definitely a worthy goal, given the already-documented substantial increase in mode-sharing on the new protected lane on Kinzie street. I bet that the folks at Chicago Cargo are pleased too! Looks like Chicago is on it’s way to competing with NYC, Minneapolis, Portland, and other great bicycling cities in the U.S.