Do you ride a bike? Would you like to feel safer riding on city streets? The Streets for Cycling 2020 plan is for you!
city's bike program has gotten a substantial chunk of federal grant
money for the purpose of adding bike lanes (protected, buffered or
regular), bike boulevards and other improvements to make city streets
better for transportation cycling, and reduce traffic congestion. The
Dept. of Transportation is seeking input from regular cyclists to
determine where these improvements should be added.
of the program's goals is identifying locations where local cyclists
would like to see protected bike lanes on busier streets.
Click here to view a video showing the city's first protected lane, so that you can see an example of the concept.
boulevards are another goal. They are residential streets with traffic
calming measures, designed to offer safe transportation for cyclists of
all ages. Click here to see examples of the concept.
On Wednesday 1/25, there is a south side meeting at Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with a presentation at 6:30 p.m.
is welcome to attend this meeting, where they can get more
information about the project and offer their ideas on where they'd like
to go by bike, and where they'd like to see bike lanes and bike
Those who are not able to attend a public meeting are
encouraged to interact using the program's Facebook page. The site will be updated with
project news as well as provide opportunities for people to share
There will also be 2 webinars available: Friday 2/3 from noon to 1:00 p.m. and Monday 2/6 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please note that the webinars require advance registration.
Please share this information with anyone you know who may be interested.