Did You Know?

Bus riders account for more than 20 percent of people using Lake Shore Drive every day while taking up a fraction of the space that cars do.

Get involved in Chicago’s groundbreaking bike plan

By now, you might’ve heard about Chicago’s new Streets for Cycling Plan 2020. In a nutshell, the plan will guide the development of 150-250 miles of innovative bikeways—including protected bike lanes—that will make bicycling a safe and easy option for everyone.

As part of the effort to create the plan, nine community advisory groups have been developed representing each region of the city.

The community advisory groups provide a great way for you to get involved in this exciting process. Local residents know their streets better than anyone else. Share your expertise and experiences by getting involved in this groundbreaking plan for biking in Chicago!

Check the map below to identify your region and then join a community advisory group by contacting one of the leaders.

Saturday is a Streets for Cycling open house in the Loop. Drop by for an hour or two and share your thoughts. And don't forget to sign on to Active Trans' Neighborhood Bikeways campaign.

Community advisory group co-leaders

(1) South Side
 Howard Zar,
 Jason Duba,                                                                                                                                  John Hobson,

(2) Southeast Side
Oboi Reed,
Derrick James,

(3) Far South Side
Anne Alt,
Peter Taylor,

(4) Southwest Side
Phil Sipka,
Demond Drummer,

(5) Mid-Southwest Side
Jen James,
Raul Gonzalez,

(6) West Side
Johanna Thompson,
Steven Lane,

(7) Northwest Side
Alice O'Laughlin,
Rick Hunter,

(8) North Side
Michelle Stenzel,
Margo O'Hara,

(9) Central Area
Bob Aiken,
Greg Borzo,

For general questions or comments about the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020, please contact