October 1, 2013. Work has been ongoing on the bridge over the Chicago River at Kinzie Street. Today I was there shortly after five o'clock, and the traffic was pretty intense, not just for cars, but in the bike lanes as well. The knot of cyclists started to break up after turning onto Milwaukee Avenue, but it was still fairly tight. I suppose I could try riding up to Grand Avenue to see if that eases the congestion, and I suspect it will, but it feels nice to take possession of a little space in Kinzie's separated bike lane. There's just usually a little more space to be had.