Did You Know?

Half of school children walked or biked to school in 1969, but only 13 percent were doing it in 2009.

Volunteers needed for downtown Chicago bike count March 27 & 31

Help document the demand for more bikeways in Chicago! The Chicago Department of Transportation's Bicycle Program is recruiting volunteers to participate in the March 2012 Downtown Bike Count that will take place during the following times:

/Tue., March 27, 7 a.m.–9 a.m. and 4 p.m.– 6 p.m.
Sat., March 31, noon – 2PM

Approximately 25 volunteers are needed for each of the three time slots. Volunteers will help record 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. 

In September of 2011, volunteers recorded more than 9,700 bicyclists at 21 locations entering and exiting the central business district during the morning and afternoon peak hours.

To volunteer or to learn more, please contact: Dave Smith, CDOT bikeways planner, at or  312.742.7620.