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Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park in dire need of bike lanes
Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago’s Wicker Park Bucktown neighborhood is one of the busiest streets for walking and biking in the entire city and probably the entire Midwestern US. The street also sees an unacceptable number of people walking and biking injured in preventable crashes.
Let's change that. Sign our petition calling for bike lanes and other safety improvements to Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park.
In the five years from 2011 and 2015, there were 195 crashes that resulted in people biking getting injured, there were 56 pedestrians injured, and one pedestrian fatality on this stretch of roadway. There were also 74 reported dooring crashes – 6 percent of the citywide total – according to the Chicago Department of Transportation.
Thousands of people continue to bike and walk through the corridor despite unsafe conditions. People biking represent 40 percent of peak-direction traffic – yet there are no bike lanes.
More than 5,000 people cross the Milwaukee/North/Damen intersection on foot during a.m. and p.m. peak hours – yet crosswalk markings are faded or missing altogether.
Sign our petition calling for bike lanes and other safety improvements to Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park.
The City of Chicago, local aldermen and the Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area are developing a project to make low-cost, near-term improvements for people walking and biking on Milwaukee Avenue.
We need to push them to go further and redesign the street so it prioritizes people over cars by adding bike lanes, new crosswalks and lowering the speed limit to 20 miles per hour.
After you sign the petition, be sure to RSVP for our 6/29 event to showcase support for street safety: Mobilizing for a Safer Milwaukee Avenue, hosted by our friends at Arc'teryx Chicago. We'll have free beer courtesy of Revolution Brewing and more oppotunities to help us push for change!
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