Did You Know?

Half of school children walked or biked to school in 1969, but only 13 percent were doing it in 2009.

A PSA for “on the left"

In preparation for Bike to Work Week next week, I rode my cargo bike into the office for some major swag hauling (look out for our pit stops June 8-14)./

Riding a larger bike at a slower speed, I was getting passed by many people on bikes. Some gave me lots of room. Many did not. Not enough of them alerted me to their presence. 

As the weather warms, there will be more people biking on Chicago streets. Courteous biking behaviour needs to be a priority for everyone – newbies and seasoned riders alike. 

I encourage my fellow bike riders to ride politely. If you are faster than someone, that’s great! Just let them know you are there.

More and more people are commuting by bike. Let’s show them what a great community we are and lead by example.

See you on the bike lane.