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Magazine Ranks Chicago 10th Most Bike-Friendly City

Bicycling Magazine puts Chicago tenth for being bike-friendly in its ranking of 50 large U.S.cities.

Rob Sadowsky is the executive director of the Active Transportation Alliance. He says Chicago can move up the list by following the lead of cities like New York, Minneapolis and Portland. Those cities have added protected lanes for bikers to provide some separation between car traffic and bicyclists.

SADOWSKY: Those cities have also embraced on a more regular basis -- at a city level -- things like bicycle sharing, the public bike program, as well as Open Streets, the style of events that are occurring on some Saturdays and Sundays.

Sadowsky says the City of Chicago is already considering taking some of those steps. And he says the city does have a number of good bike lanes.

The Active Transportation Alliance works with the city on events such as Bike the Drive on Memorial Day weekend and Bike to Work week in June.

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