Submitted by Jean Khut on Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:43
On July 7, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced that it's offering discounted annual Divvy Bikes memberships to low-income Chicago residents with its new Divvy for Everyone (D4E) program.
Through a $75,000 grant from the Better Bike Share Partnership and funds matched by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Divvy for Everyone will provide people one-time annual memberships costing $5, which normally are $75.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Fri, 06/19/2015 - 09:57
What if every time you were approaching a red light on your bike, it magically turned green allowing you to blissfully carry on your journey without a care in the world?
The stuff of fantasy, you say? Not so!
Today the city is unveiling Chicago’s first-ever example of this on Wells Street between Huron and Wacker. This “Green Wave,” as it’s called, will make the fantasy of uninterrupted cycling a reality, at least on this one stretch of street — and hopefully more soon.
Submitted by Jean Khut on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:33
Bicycles are simple machines with the power to tackle complex challenges.
These words open the Two Wheels, One City Call to Action released earlier this week by Active Trans, Slow Roll Chicago, Chicago Cycling Club and more than a dozen other community partners.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 14:41
Active Trans wants to hear from YOU on priorities for building new bike routes in the city of Chicago.
Submitted by Kevin Dekkinga on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 11:38
Submitted by Brianne Downing on Thu, 05/28/2015 - 13:26
Submitted by Colby Kennedy on Fri, 04/24/2015 - 13:51
In May, the Chicago Department of Transportation's Complete Streets program will be conducting its regular Downtown Bike Count. To help with this process, CDOT needs volunteers to assist in downtown Chicago.
This bike count is conducted in the spring, summer and fall and records the number of bicyclists who travel in and out of Chicago’s Central Business District.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 04/21/2015 - 10:51
People walk, run and ride bikes on the Lakefront Trail year round, but with spring blooming, trail users should expect trail use to grow over the next several weeks.
Before you head out to the trail, you should know about some major lakefront construction projects that could affect your trip.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:50
A bike network is only as strong as its weakest link, but a new proposal by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly threatens to remove one of the most critical connections in Chicago’s growing network of protected bike lanes.
In an ordinance introduced in the Chicago City Council, Ald. Reilly is seeking to force the Chicago Department of Transportation to remove the Kinzie Street protected bike lane, located between Des Plaines and Wells Streets in the River North neighborhood.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:09
On Wednesday, 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly proposed removing the Kinzie St. protected bike lane, Chicago's first protected bike lane and one of the most popular bike routes in the country.