An exciting Monday, what with the corner of East Lake Street and North Michigan Avenue closed down in the afternoon because of a scaffolding issue.
As for Tuesday: a dynamic forecast. Cold in the morning, hot in the afternoon–a 27 degree temperature fluctuation! Dress with versatility.
In the morning: high 40s, partly cloudy, light wind from the southeast.
In the afternoon: Low 70s, partly cloudy, 16mph winds from the south.
According to Tom Skilling, Tuesday should bring a break in chilly lake winds. But non-chilly winds are expected to persist.
Approximate visual representation:
Windy, but not too windy. (But cover up if you’re a longhaired cat.)
DIVVY REPORT: All stations operational.
Mayor Emanuel also declared today “the start of the paving season.” The following major bike-laned streets are set to be repaved:
W. Armitage Ave. from Kostner to Pulaski (.5 miles)
N. Clark St. from Chicago Avenue to the Chicago River Bridge (.6 miles)
Unclear when this will occur, though.
OVERALL COMMUTE RATING:
3/4. Pretty good.
In other news:
In light of the recent story on CPD targeting black neighborhoods for bike tickets, Damon Jones tweeted an interesting map. It shows stolen bike reports in 2012 and 2013:
Click to enlarge.
Bikes reported stolen in 2013:
18th district (mostly majority-white Lincoln Park): 449 reports. 15th district (mostly majority-black Austin): 41 reports.
If we’re to take those numbers as a rough proxy for the number of people riding bikes, or the amount of bike-related crime, then the following is really insane:
Bike tickets during 9 month period in 2016:
Lincoln Park: 5 bike tickets. Austin: 321 bike tickets
Enjoy your commutes, and tweet tips to @bikereportchi.