Put your money where your bike advocacy is

The baddest executive-branch shredder may be the Prez. But the bikingest mayor in the nation appears to be Chicago’s Richard Daley. Last summer, he was in Paris checking out the Velib program, and proposing a similar free-bike scheme for the Windy City.

Now he’s announced legislation that would fine car drivers up to $500 for actions that result in a bike crash. Ticketable offenses include the right hook, sudden dooring, and unnecessary crowding.

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This encouraging development, by the way, caught the attention of the hardest working pundit in bicycling, Steve Madden, who wrote a letter to the Chicago Sun-Times, arguing that Chicago is good, but New York is better.

 

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