Mayor Emanuel has made a lot of pledges for his first 100 days in office, one that effects bikers should be completed by the end of this week.
Emanuel pledged to build a total 100 miles of protected lanes over four years. Step #1 on Kinzie St. between Milwaukee Ave and Wells St., it will be Chicago's first protected bike lane.
The Chicago Department of Transportation crews have been working day and night to bring this first stage for bikers to completion.
As the price of gas continues to rise, this is a positive step by the mayor and his staff to offer people a healthy, safe alternative for transportation.
We have an image gallery of the construction process below, you can follow the progress at CDOT's Flickr site.