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Difficult to cross Wells’s 3 lanes of traffic to make left onto Illinois


Passed closely

What happened

I just wanted to report a troublesome roadway design. Every morning riding in the Wells Street buffered bike lane, when it becomes one-way south after Erie. This is a far-right buffered bike lane with 3 travel lanes (far east turn lane). I try to turn left at Illinois to travel east and is ridiculous signaling across 3 lanes of fast moving traffic that has been getting anxious waiting for the long Ohio and Ontario lights.

Suggested improvements for this location: I think an actual bike light that gives cycles a few seconds to turn or continue south with possible green paint striping from Wells buffered lane to the East bound bike lane on Illinois. Once the Wells Street bridge is finished, definitely more bicycle traffic will be flowing through this intersection.