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While Chicago Is a Haven for Bikes, Drivers Still Cause Accidents

Chicago is a premier location for bicyclists. In fact, Chicago has become the best bicycling city in the United States, according to Bicycling.com's biannual ranking of American cities. The reasons for this ranking are many.

On its website, the City of Chicago states that it has more than 200 miles of bike lanes and bike trails. As a result, the city is accessible for bicyclists to travel throughout many neighborhoods. In addition, Divvy, Chicago's bikeshare system, has thousands of bicycles and more than 500 stations across the city. The Loop Link system, with barrier protected bike lanes on Washington Street and Clinton Street, are critical in helping bicyclists effective navigate the Loop, Chicago's downtown area.

While Chicago has attempted to accommodate bicyclists, bicyclists are still killed or injured all too often. Through December 15, 2016, the Chicago Tribune reported that six bicyclists were killed in 2016. In comparison, New York City had 14 cyclist deaths in 2015, per the New York City Department of Transportation's most recent statistics. While New York City had more than twice as many deaths, New York City has more than three times the population of Chicago.

DePaul University's 2nd Annual Pre-Law Reception

DePaul University's Pre-Law Club (DUPLC) will be hosting their 2nd annual reception on Thursday, April 6th at DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus in the Cortelyou Commons Main Hall, located at 2324 N. Fremont St. Chicago, IL 60614. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the event will run from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM.

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