Share

Twitter icon
Facebook icon

JOIN NOW

Support better biking, walking and transit 

DID YOU KNOW?

More than 60 businesses now offer special discount programs and events in Chicago’s first Bike Friendly Business Districts in Lakeview and West Town.

After years of community advocacy, CTA worked with community partners and agreed to restore the #11 Lincoln Avenue bus for a limited time. 

The #11 operates on Lincoln Avenue between Howard/McCormick and the Fullerton Red/Brown/Purple stop, running weekdays from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm every 16-22 minutes. 

Click here to see the full bus timetable and route map.

The Lincoln Avenue corridor is a vibrant commercial district and losing the route hurt neighborhood mobility and economic activity. 

A diverse community of supporters organized to restore the #11 bus, including local residents, businesses, senior groups and elected officials. Neighborhood chambers of commerce in Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Northcenter and Lincoln Square-Ravenswood stepped up after businesses in the corridor reported declines in sales. 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar led a coalition of elected officials including 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, State Sen. Heather Steans, State Reps. Ann Williams and Greg Harris, and Cook County Commissioners Bridget Gainer and John Fritchey.

The #11 bus is not back for good - yet. CTA is piloting the route for six months and the route needs to meet ridership targets to become permanent.

Active Trans is working with the neighborhood chambers and other community partners to help promote the service and ensure it meets ridership targets. So grab your friends, get on board the #11 and stay tuned for more ways you can help!

 

RESOURCES

CTA's #11 Lincoln Extension Pilot page

NEWS

A Bar Crawl to Save a Chicago Bus Route

Save The CTA's #11 Lincoln Bus By Drinking A Lot Of Beer

Drink Beer and Help Save the Lincoln Bus With the 11 on 11 Passport Program

Drink beer, help restore the No. 11 bus route

Lincoln Ave. and 31st St. buses to return with limited service

Communities join forces to bring back bus routes

Increase transit funding so we can bring back #11 bus