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In October 2009 I told you about the Cermak/Blue Island Streetscape project from the Chicago Department of Transportation. The article was called, “Pollution fighting bike lane coming to Pilsen.” I was kind of skeptical at first, but never mentioned this to anyone.
I’m happy to say it’s a reality and you can see the world’s first (I think) bike lane made of permeable pavers that have an ingredient that reduces the amount of nitrogen oxide in the nearby air. On TuesdayÂ I was riding to Bridgeport via south Halsted Street and saw the construction on Cermak Street. I rode west to check it out. Then I saw work happening on Blue Island Avenue and had to check it out. These’re the results!
The construction situation at the northwest corner of Halsted and Cermak, where new sidewalks will be built.
Some vaulted sidewalks are being filled in.
The pollution fighting bike lane! Not complete: it needs signage and striping so you may see people parking in the future bike lane.Â The top inch of the permeable pavers has TX Aria from Italcementi.