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A bicycle commuter who rides four miles to work, five days a week, avoids 2,000 miles of driving and about 2,000 pounds of CO2 emissions each year.

Chicago pedestrians—have your voice heard

This past Wednesday was the sixth and last open house pedestrian plan meeting hosted by the Chicago Department of Transportation.

The North Side meeting, held at Truman College, had the highest number of attendees—about 40. If you missed the pedestrian plan meeting that corresponds to your neighborhood, there are a few more opportunities to have your voice heard.

Wednesday, August 24th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Harold Washington Library (400 S. State St.), CDOT will be hosting a Downtown Walking Workshop. If you're interested in attending this event, please email rsvp@chicagopedestrianplan.org to register. You will receive an email response confirming your participation.

Also, the Chicago Department of Transportation will be holding a webinar for the Chicago Pedestrian Plan on August 31 at noon. The webinar will include a presentation by CDOT and a Q&A session. Registration is required.  

Another great way to make sure your voice is heard is to share your big idea. CDOT is asking residents to fill out an online comment card with your suggestion on how to improve your pedestrian experience.