City plans new bike lanes, but will they serve shortchanged areas?

Chicago has built more than 100 miles of protected bike lanes since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office. A Tribune report showed that the network (archive) of protected bike lanes, along with the Divvy bike-share system, shortchanged minority areas of the city.

For this story, I compared the added bike infrastructure with city demographics using GIS software. This analysis drove an interactive visualization and the results also informed the writer’s reporting.

I spearheaded the analysis and design, while another Tribune staff member assisted with the development of the interactive map.