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

Volunteers needed for downtown Chicago bike count April 23 and 27

/Help raise awareness of bike issues by documenting the demand for more bikeways in Chicago! The Chicago Bicycle Program is recruiting volunteers to participate in the April 2013 Downtown Bike Count during one or more of the following times:

  • Tue., April 23, 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Tue., April 23, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Sat., April 27, noon – 2 p.m.

Approximately 25 volunteers are needed for each of the 3 time slots. The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) will provide training on data collection and no experience is necessary.

In September 2012, volunteers recorded 9,395 bicyclists at 20 locations entering and exiting the central business district during the morning and afternoon peak hours. Here are stats from the 2011 and 2012 counts. 

To volunteer or for more info., please contact David Smith, CDOT Bikeways Planner, at or 312.742.7620.