Not sure if location specific questions are on topic here but, here goes:
I live in Chicago, and I'm curious about biking Lower Wacker Drive. (If you're not from Chicago, it's where the underground scenes were shot in Batman: The Dark Knight). It never seemed like the best idea, but 1. It is easily the most direct route between my house and work and back 2. I do occasionally see bikers on it when I'm driving down there
Specifically I am interested in the chunk between Harrison and Franklin to Lower Michigan and Illinois (which is a fairly large chunk).
Lower Wacker is a multilevel street that runs through downtown along the Chicago river. Since it's underground, it doesn't intersect with a lot of streets, making it an ideal shortcut through downtown if you know your way around. They don't specifically have a bike lane, but I do see bikers down here from time to time.
The obvious risks are that there is no bike lane; I tend to prefer routes that offer a bike lane, and since there are typically few to 0 bikers down here, drivers are likely not used to looking out for bikers.
Is it a horrible idea to bike here? Is it reasonable if I am paying close attention and taking care to be aware of my surroundings? I would especially value a response from someone who has experience biking down here.