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Many sustainable transportation advocates showed up for the last meeting on the Church Street bikeway plan

An attendee credited previous Streetsblog coverage of the controversial project with helping to draw the big turnout.

June 29, 2024

Response to another awful People for Bikes rating: Chicago cycling conditions aren’t *that* bad. But here’s what we need to do to make them better.

For the fifth year in a row, Chicago gets a dismal ranking. Let's worry less about whether the PFB report is accurate, and more about how to create a truly bike-friendly city.

June 25, 2024

People for Bikes explains why its 2024 City Ratings will likely give Chicago another dismal ranking

"It's very encouraging to see this increase in bike ridership in Chicago," said PFB's Martina Haggerty. "And what we know is that that will only grow as the City builds more protected bike lanes, and fills in those gaps in the network, and reduces speeds."

June 17, 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

Commissioner Biagi and Ald. La Spata discuss how aldermanic prerogative affects bikeway installation

They argue that developing a cohort of bike-friendly alders and wards, plus the Chicago Cycling Strategy, will help create a citywide, connected bike network.

August 10, 2023