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A bicycle commuter who rides four miles to work, five days a week, avoids 2,000 miles of driving and about 2,000 pounds of CO2 emissions each year.

Volunteers needed for Summer 2015 Downtown Bike Count

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As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. The same can be said for volunteers when it comes to building better bike infrastructure in Chicago. 

The Chicago Department of Transportation’s Bicycle Program is looking for people to help with its Summer 2015 Downtown Bike Count for the following dates and time:

  • Tuesday, July 28, 7-9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 28, 4-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 1, 12-2 p.m.

Volunteers are an integral part of increasing awareness of bike issues the city faces. By monitoring seasonal trends in ridership and the effects of enhanced bike facilities, volunteers help make Chicago a better place for bicycling. 

From protected bike lanes being placed downtown as part of the Loop Link to the installation of a Green Wave on Wells Street, Chicago’s bike network is continuously growing.

To volunteer, contact David Smith, CDOT bikeways planner, at, or Mimi Phillips, CDOT bikeways planning intern, at