If you want safety and livability to be the priority on Chicago’s streets, here’s where the rubber meets the road.
Recently, 32nd Ward Alderman (and Neighborhood Bikeways Campaign supporter) Scott Waguespack asked the Wicker Park Committee, a neighborhood group, to conduct an advisory vote on potential protected bike lanes for Milwaukee Ave. The group voted 15-8 opposing, citing concerns about the need to remove parking in order to accommodate new barrier-protected lane design, which would make the street safer and more livable (not to mention better for business).
Volunteers needed for downtown Chicago bike count April 23 and 27
Help raise awareness of bike issues by documenting the demand for more bikeways in Chicago! The Chicago Bicycle Program is recruiting volunteers to participate in the April 2013 Downtown Bike Count during one or more of the following times:
Approximately 25 volunteers are needed for each of the 3 time slots. The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will provide training on data collection and no experience is necessary.
In September 2012, volunteers recorded 9,395 bicyclists at 20 locations entering and exiting the Central Business District during the morning and afternoon peak hours. The stats from the 2011 and 2012 counts are available here: http://www.chicagobikes.org/public/bikecounts.php
To volunteer or for more info., please contact David Smith, CDOT Bikeways Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312.742.7620.
Spring officially begins next week, and w
Spring officially begins on March 20 this year, just five week
Whether you're an 8-year-old child or 80-year-old grandmother, you should be able to ride a bike on your community's streets without fearing for your safety.
Congratulations to the Village of Wheeling for adopting an active transportation plan!
What did it feel like biking on Dearborn Street before the protected bike lane, and what does it feel like now? The difference is stark.
We know that people want safer streets for biking.
Commissioner Gabe Klein and the Chicago Department of Transportation are hosting a press conference today for the grand opening of the Dearborn protected bike
Construction of the Dearborn Street protected bike lane is now officially underway!