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Public transit users take 30 percent more steps and spend roughly eight more minutes walking each day than drivers.

Volunteers needed for downtown Chicago bike count July 23 and 27

Help raise awareness of bike issues by documenting the demand for more bikeways in Chicago!

The Chicago Department of Transportation's Complete Streets Program is recruiting volunteers to help with the Summer 2013 Downtown Bike Count during one or more of the following times:/

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

Approximately 25 volunteers are needed for each of the three shifts.

Since the Chicago Downtown Bike Count began in September 2011, it's been a success due to the enthusiasm and dedication of volunteers from across Chicago and the suburbs.

Data collected by volunteers is used to track changes in seasonal ridership, document the need for bicycle infrastructure and help advance Chicago’s commitment to be the most bicycle-friendly city in America. 

Bike count data from 2011-2013 is now available. (Spring 2013 Downtown Count results coming soon!)

To volunteer or to get more information, please contact David Smith ( or Katie Gallagher (