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While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Final push for protected bike lanes in the Loop and other bikeways news!

Thanks to all of you who have signed our petition in support of protected bike lanes in the Loop, we’ve reached nearly 4,000 signatures!

With the end of construction season now in sight, it's time to wrap up the petition on Oct. 7 so we can deliver your signatures, asking the city to put a protected bike lane on Dearborn Street before it's too late for this year.

Please spread the word to help us reach 5,000 signatures by Oct. 7! Our grassroots movement will only succeed if people like you participate. Let's do this!

Here are three easy ways you can help right now:

  1. Use our Tell-a-Friend page
  2. Share the petition on Facebook
  3. Share the petition on Twitter

In other bikeway news around the city:

South Chicago gets a road diet with buffered bike lanes
Last month, South Chicago Avenue was put on a road diet and buffered bike lanes were installed from 79th Street to Baltimore Avenue, helping to tame unsafe traffic conditions and creating a new 2.6-mile bikeway.

New buffered bike lanes on Clark Street
As of late August, buffered bike lanes on Clark Street from Walton Street to North Avenue provide a safer connection between Lincoln Park, Old Town and the Near North Side.

Check out a map of Chicago's newest bikeways and follow our progress toward 100 miles of protected bike lanes on our Chicago Bikeways Tracker.