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Chicago’s first protected bike lane on Kinzie St. increased ridership by 55 percent without increasing traffic congestion for cars.

Completing the streets

As you might know, earlier this year Illinois Department of Transportation adopted new guidelines to implement the state's Complete Streets policy. As part of those guidelines, IDOT staff are required to consult with Active Transportation Alliance about planned road projects. We provide IDOT with recomendations on how to improve access for bicyclists, pedestrians and transit riders. See below for two recent comment letters we sent to IDOT. We have many more underway.

Do you know of a road project in your community in need of Complete Streets? If so, please let us know. Email us at and include the location, type of project and your contact information.