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Sharon Hoyer

This is Grand! CDOT cuts ribbon on new protected bike lanes on a key West Side diagonal street

The project also has lots of other nifty Complete Streets features, like raised crosswalks, bus islands, and the conversion of a dangerous slip lane to a new plaza.

July 18, 2024

The photo project Chicagoans Who Bike encourages more people to ride, one story at a time

Photographer and interviewer Viktor Köves talks to residents he meets all over the city about their cycling habits, with the goal of getting more folks on spokes.

June 27, 2024

CDOT built it, they came: New report shows Chicago leads the nation in biking growth

The study's findings contrast with People for Bikes studies that repeatedly ranked Chicago as one of the very worst large U.S. cities for cycling.

May 28, 2024

One agency to rule them all: Advocates are cautiously optimistic about proposed bill to combine the 4 Chicago area transit bureaus

The Active Transportation Alliance, Commuters Take Action, and Equiticity weigh in on the proposed legislation.

May 1, 2024

TLC in the IMD: the Illinois Medical District Commission releases bike and pedestrian safety plan

Five proposed projects would improve walking and biking safety - and beautify - the IMD.

April 12, 2024

“We’re all equally in danger”: Ride Illinois launches statewide bike fatality awareness campaign

The statewide bicycle advocacy organization recently announced its “Our Response to Fatal Crashes” campaign, an effort to raise awareness of the traffic violence crisis across Illinois.

January 30, 2024

At Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee hearing, CDOT reports that bike infra construction, encouragement is shifting into high gear

Bike and pedestrian program czar Dave Smith discussed the agency’s strategy for improving bikeways and encouraging more people to ride. 

January 11, 2024

Study published by Spin makes a convincing argument for improving the bike network as a strategy to keep scooter riders off sidewalks

Keeping scooter riders off sidewalks would strengthening the argument for e-scooters being a public good instead of an annoyance.

January 3, 2024

BRT TBD: The Better Streets for Buses Plan lays out case and framework for bus improvements, details vague

For many advocates, the Better Streets for Buses plan is a long-awaited commitment to make public transportation in Chicago faster, more convenient, and more equitable.

December 11, 2023