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Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

The League of Illinois Bicyclists wants to test your bike safety IQ

The Illinois Bicycle Safety Challenge Quiz offers a fun, interactive way for people riding bikes and driving cars to test their smarts about safety practices./

Created by our friends at the League of Illinois Bicyclists, the site ( hosts quizzes geared toward a broad spectrum of people who ride bikes and drive cars. No matter your age or experience level, the questions will be pertinent to you.

As you take the quizzes, you progress through bronze, silver and gold levels while receiving feedback on correct or incorrect answers as you go along.

The quizzes are quick and user-friendly, and get more challenging as you advance from level to level.

They feature illustrated questions about common traffic situations and laws, and how one should act when encountering these situations.

You can select which perspective you would like to take the test from, allowing for more specified questions and scenarios. This enables the quiz-taker to understand the challenges unique to people traveling in different modes, hopefully leading to better understanding when sharing the road.

Not only are the quizzes a fun way to boost your know-how, but prizes and other incentives are also available for participants who complete them.

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