In response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago has joined the State of Illinois in issuing a Stay at Home order effective Saturday, March 21st at 5pm CT. In addition, City of Chicago facilities are closed to the public. Staff are prioritizing essential services to protect the health and safety of our residents and employees. As such, we may be delayed in responding to non-essential inquiries and service requests. To stay up to date on the City of Chicago’s COVID-19 response, please visit the City Coronavirus Response Center site.
Building a city-wide bike network: Streets for Cycling Plan 2020
The Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council (MBAC) meets four times each year to discuss past, present and upcoming bicycling related projects and issues. Meetings are open to the public. To receive alerts about upcoming meetings, please sign-up here.
MBAC meetings are in Room 1103 of City Hall, 121 N LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602.
For more information about MBAC and to view past meeting minutes, visit: Chicago Complete Streets Website
"The safety and convenience of all users of the transportation system including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, freight, and motor vehicle drivers shall be accommodated and balanced in all types of transportation and development projects and through all phases of a project so that even the most vulnerable – children, elderly, and persons with disabilities – can travel safely within the public right of way."
Examples of how the Complete Streets policy may be implemented:
Learn more on our Chicago Complete Streets Website
Before the Bike 2015 Plan, Chicago had the Bike 2000 Plan (PDF).
Chicago is featured several times in the 1998 "Improving Conditions for Bicycling and Walking" (PDF) report from by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
A survey of Chicago households was conducted in 2005 to learn about which facilities Chicago bicycle riders used and what types of destinations they frequented. Read the report (PDF).