These bike lanes will open up a lot more people to biking and that's never a bad thing, until we become Beijing, but at least then we'll get better pork buns.
Anyway, if you choose to bike on Wabansia Street rather than North Avenue, it's like biking in a park. Same goes for Hubbard Street rather than Grand Avenue, or Oakley instead of Western or Wilson instead of Montrose. The list goes on. Just don't run those stop signs without looking. That hurts.
Then again, this could be why I don't have children.