It is easy to dismiss the Loop Link Project. Taking a lane on a busy Downtown Chicago street and giving it over completely to buses sounds like it very well might be a recipe for worsening congestion. There have been articles and comments posted online which suggest it is not contributing anything positive.
But here is a video from last Wednesday, shot at Washington and State looking west:
Traffic is moving along nicely. One video alone is not enough to judge the project a success. And they certainly should not have poured any money into this at all while City pension funds are in dire straits. But it is not a disaster, and in the long run may prove to have some value.
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