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Decades of research shows that expanding roads doesn’t provide lasting congestion relief. More lanes means more traffic.

Will spring construction bring protected bike lanes to Milwaukee Ave.?

/Spring officially begins next week, and with warmer weather, construction crews will once again be hitting the streets installing new bikeways. Active Trans is excited about a street improvement project the city is planning on Milwaukee Avenue between Elston Avenue and Kinzie Street, which we expect will make this often chaotic and hazardous street safer for everyone.

Nearly 1,900 people have signed our petition supporting barrier-protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue, but the more voices we add, the stronger our message will be!

We know Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Transportation support the goal of 100 miles of protected bike lanes, and aldermen in the Milwaukee corridor — including Burnett, Moreno, Waguespack, Colon, Reboyras and Arena — have also officially signed on as partners supporting that goal.

However, city officials are always in the position of balancing their constituents' interests for every street project. That's why it's so important for us to speak up together as the city assesses how to use limited street space. Consolidating some parking may be required on Milwaukee to create a safer street, and that's worth it. Help make it easier for city officials to support protected bike lanes on Milwaukee by making it clear where Chicagoans stand on this issue.

TAKE ACTION TODAY!

  • Sign the petition telling Chicago city officials to install barrier protected bike lanes on Milwaukee Avenue.
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