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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.

Local funding for CMAQ and TIGER funds announced

At the recent meeting for the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee, participants heard great news about various local active transportation projects.

src=http://www.activetrans.org/sites/default/files/winter%20bike.jpgThe following projects were awarded federal funding through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program:  

  • Bloomingdale Trail: $36.54 million: $34.3 for construction; $2.24 for engineering
  • Streets for Cycling: $32 million over 4 years
  • Bike Sharing Program: $18 million over 3 years
  • Navy Pier Flyover: $11.328 million to complete construction funding
  • Bike Parking: $2 million for multi-year program
  • Travel Demand Management (including bike marketing): $2 million 
  • Forest Preserve District: $3.402 million to complete construction funding

Additionally, Chicago was awarded $20 million in federal Tiger III economic stimulus funds for the following projects: 

  • $16 million toward CTA Blue Line repairs
  • $4 million for the city's planned bicycle-sharing project that is scheduled to start next summer