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

Red Light Camera Bill Passes

Yesterday, the Illinois General Assembly passed SB 935. This bill will protect the right of municipalities to use red light cameras for safer roads. It also requires a second independent review of any ticket as a way to safeguard against unfair ticketing.

Red light cameras curb dangerous behaviors – red light running and speeding – that lead to serious or fatal crashes. Bicyclists and pedestrians in particular are most vulnerable to traffic crashes since they do not have the protection of an air bag, seat belt or steel frame.

Active Transportation Alliance supports red light cameras and encourages municpalities to direct camera revenue to traffic safety projects.