Running in the bike lane: Running in the bike lane on Lake Street (or any bike lane) is extremely dangerous for runners, drivers and cyclists. I am very passionate about both hobbies and understand the appeal of running in an unobstructed lane. However, when I am riding my bike and someone is running in the lane, I am forced to swerve into traffic to avoid hitting them. This puts us all at risk. Cyclists are not allowed to ride on the sidewalk; runners should not be allowed in the bike lanes.