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In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Chicago, a lone cyclists navigates the bike path along Lake Michigan at the North Ave. beach. An early bone-zapping blast of snow and ice hasn’t stopped a surprising number of cyclists from spinning through the slush in Chicago this winter, thanks in part to a city so serious about accommodating them that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear bike lanes. A city councilwoman's recent proposal to institute a $25 annual cycling tax set off a lively debate. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made bike lanes and bike programs a signature issue, believing it makes downtown an attractive place for bright young people and innovative companies. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Photo by: Charles Rex Arbogast
In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Chicago, a lone cyclists navigates the bike path along Lake Michigan at the North Ave. beach. An early bone-zapping blast of snow and ice hasn’t stopped a surprising number of cyclists from spinning through the slush in Chicago this winter, thanks in part to a city so serious about accommodating them that it deploys mini-snow plows to clear bike lanes. A city councilwoman's recent proposal to institute a $25 annual cycling tax set off a lively debate. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made bike lanes and bike programs a signature issue, believing it makes downtown an attractive place for bright young people and innovative companies. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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