Cycles have equal rights
And now we have beefed-up legislation to back us up. When they're not looking to ban tiny plastic baggies, our City Council should be commended for their work in making cycling in Chicago safer. According to the Trib article, "the new law will bring fines against motorists of $150 to $500 for:
1) Turning left or right in front of someone on a bicycle.
2) Passing with less than 3 feet of space between car and bike.
3) Opening a vehicle door into the path of a cyclist.
4) Parking or otherwise obstructing marked bike lanes."
With this new legislation in mind, I offer up this great instructional UK video (brought to our attention by friend of TOC, John Greenfield) that should help with the learning curve for those of you who still need convincing that you should be sharing the road with cyclists. Happy Friday and safe riding everyone.