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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

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

CDOT responds to previous criticisms of Chicago/Halsted plan with tweaks to make it more walk/bike/bus-friendly

The new design includes recently installed bus lanes, raised bike lanes, and a relatively bike-friendly Chicago/Halsted intersection.

June 7, 2024

CDOT Complete Streets czar David Smith discusses new projects at ATA Advocacy Connect session

During the Q & A, Smith responded to the question, "What cities in the U.S. and around the world does CDOT use as inspiration for what you want our streets to look like?"

May 20, 2024

CDOT is extending Avondale’s popular Belmont protected bike lanes west to Milwaukee

New PBLs, crosswalks, sidewalk extensions, and island bus stops will be installed on a 0.6-mile stretch of Belmont between Milwaukee and Kimball.

May 17, 2024

Which Metra corridor would become more bike-friendly and greener under a new plan? Ravenswood!

Thanks to plans to convert little-used parking spaces, the avenue is slated to get a new bike lane, and the Winnslie Parkway path and garden will be extended south.

May 3, 2024

The de-facto ban on riverwalk biking is back. What should we do about it?

In the short term, new signage is needed to designate legal areas for cycling on the path. In the long term CDOT should build the proposed Wacker Drive protected bike lane.

April 26, 2024

CDOT reveals that it spent nearly $700K to install concrete protection on Doty bike lanes, and then remove it

Some of the former Doty bikeway curb protection was relocated to CDOT projects at Broadway/Aldine and on Wrightwood.

April 16, 2024

A bridge too far? CDOT plans to include precast curb-lined bike lanes on the new Western span, but advocates want more robust protection

This part of South Western is part of a marked bicycle route, so advocates say the current plan would be a missed opportunity to greatly improve bike safety.

April 4, 2024