Skip to Content
Streetsblog Chicago home
Streetsblog Chicago home
Log In
Beyond Chicagoland

IDOT Wants Your Feedback on the Statewide Bike Plan

The website shows a proposed trail along Skokie Highway between Skokie and Lake Forest.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is heading toward its winter goal of completing the statewide transportation bike plan. A meeting in Chicago this July led to a slightly tense discussion about IDOT's ban on protected bike lanes, during which a staffer deftly tempered the mood by saying, "We used to focus only on highways… you’re right, but we have been given direction to focus on all modes. We’re trying as a department to move away from old cultures."

IDOT yesterday launched a website that collects geographically-specific feedback on the bike plan, a new part in their public involvement process. The website, built on the emerging MetroQuest public participation platform, asks people to pinpoint where "intersection design impedes cycling," "lack of bikeways," and areas that need better links. It also lets users note which of the state's proposed bikeways they support, and mark routes with your preferred start and finish points that you think they should consider.

The survey will be online until November 12.

Stay in touch

Sign up for our free newsletter

More from Streetsblog Chicago

South Branch riverfront proposal aims to connect parks, expand green space, and improve transportation, recreation

The McKinley Park Development Council gave an overview of its new riverfront redesign plan last week at a public meeting.

June 15, 2024

CDOT is installing a lot more bikeways in 2024. Here’s an interactive map of the locations.

The Ward Wise civic tech group at Chi Hack Night put together the map, and graciously allowed Streetsblog to publish it.

June 14, 2024

New walk/bike/transit nonprofit is working on Ravenswood Bike Lending Library, other projects

The group would like to see bike libraries expand citywide, and has other ideas to get more people to use active transportation more often and drive less.

June 13, 2024
See all posts