Spokes People [NYTimes]

Melissa O’Neal
New York isn’t the only major American city to go the way of the bicycle. Chicago is getting a public bike share this summer and 100 miles of new protected bike lanes by 2015, all part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to make his city the most cyclist-friendly in the country. For now try Chicago B-Cycle, a bike share with a few stations near the Lakefront Trail, an 18-mile path along Lake Michigan. Cruisers, hybrids and more can be rented at the McDonald’s Cycle Center (312-729-1000), a state-of-the-art facility for commuters. [keep reading at NYT]