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Protected bike lanes
It's particularly disappointing to bicyclists that Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein will leave his post at the end of November for the private sector. Since taking office in 2011, the forward-thinking former D.C. transportation commish has been City Hall's most outspoken cycling advocate, making the building of 100 miles of protected bike lanes a top priority. Without Klein, hopefully the city continues to realize that with an increasing amount of cyclists on the road—including those from the new Divvy bike-share program, which Klein also spearheaded—protecting riders from cars is a prime concern well worth the investment.

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