Did You Know?

Although people of color make up about one third of the population, they make up 46.1 percent of pedestrian deaths.

Your chance to talk the walk

We already know that Chicago is a beautiful city, especially when you explore it with your own two feet. But, as with most things in life, being a pedestrian in Chicago isn’t always easy.

Fortunately, the City of Chicago is taking a proactive stance on pedestrian issues with the inception of the Chicago Pedestrian Plan (CPP).

The overarching goal of the CPP is to increase pedestrian safety and boost the number of walkers by making Chicago the most pedestrian-friendly city in the country.

The success of the CPP depends on the community providing its ideas and experiences. So, to gather input, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is holding a series of public meetings to inform people about the CPP. Attendees are encouraged to share their own experiences and raise relevant concerns.

Don’t miss this chance to have your voice heard by people who are ready to enact change.

A total of seven meetings will take place throughout June, July and August at various locations throughout the city—with the first meeting on June 20. (Here's a PDF flyer with all dates and locations.)

If you’re unable to make any of the sessions in person, there will be a final online meeting at the end of August. See you there!