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Nearly five children are hit by people driving every day in Illinois while walking or biking within one block of a school.

Action alert: Three new protected bike lanes!

You may have heard that earlier this month the Chicago Department of Transportation announced two new protected bike lanes will be installed this fall on 18th St. (from Canal to Clark) and Elston Ave. (from Milwaukee to North).

These are in addition to the previously announced protected bike lane coming to Jackson Blvd. and the already completed project on Kinzie Ave. These projects will make our streets safer for everyone and create an environment where everyone can feel comfortable riding a bike on the street. We can't wait!

These projects would not be possible without the support of Aldermen Reilly, Fioretti, Solis and Waguespack. We need to ensure these aldermen know how much we appreciate their support and how important their continued leadership on this issue is.

Our Neighborhood Bikeways Campaign is rallying community and aldermanic support to keep Chicago moving forward toward a 100-mile network of protected bike lanes. It’s critical that aldermen know their constituents support these protected bike lanes.

If you live in one of the wards below, please contact your alderman to say thank you and let him know what this means to you. Ask your friends and neighbors in these wards to do the same.

When you call or write, be sure to identify yourself as a constituent if you live in the ward. Then please confirm with us using this form that you’ve contacted the alderman. Not sure what ward you live in? Look it up here.

42nd Ward Ald. Brendan Reilly
(312) 642-4242

2nd Ward Ald. Robert Fioretti
(312) 263-9273

25th Ward Ald. Danny Solis
( 773) 523-4100

32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack
(773) 248-1330

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