Chicago's Bus Friendly Streets:
Route Report Cards
Wards Include 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 21
Wards Included 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 21
24,327 riders a day, with about 10 an hour
Ridership 24,327 /day
Frequency about 10 /hour
The three wards with the slowest average speeds along the route.
The three wards with the most bunching along the route.
Prioritize Buses on City Streets
Every day, Chicagoans take 826,322 rides on our city’s buses, connecting them to jobs, schools, healthcare, and other services while taking up far less space than cars. Too often these buses are getting stuck in traffic and service is slow and unreliable. Ways to improve bus service now:
Add more bus lanes with effective and equitable enforcement
Speed up boarding with tap and go payment at all doors
Give buses priority at traffic lights
Buses move many more people than cars yet take up a fraction of the space on city streets. Without more investment in bus service, Chicago risks more people abandoning transit for transportation options that are more expensive and less efficient, healthy, and green. However, upgrading bus service is not a priority for the mayor and city council. Let’s ask our elected officials to prioritize bus service on city streets to create a world class network with fast and reliable service that serves ALL Chicagoans!
Interested in this methodology? Want to learn more about the campaign? Go to activetrans.org/busreportcards or contact Julia Gerasimenko at [email protected] or 312-216-0489.