SAFE Ambassadors

The SAFE Ambassadors are the outreach and engagement team within the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT). SAFE stands for Streets Are For Everybody. Since 2001, the Ambassadors have provided direct education and encouragement to Chicagoans regarding traffic safety, active transportation options, and multiple CDOT projects.

The Ambassadors offer free programming and activities across the city such as presentations, safety literature, and bicycling activities.

To learn more about the SAFE Ambassadors and the programs they offer, review the 2022 Annual Report.

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Learn to Ride

Every summer, the Ambassadors facilitate “Learn to Ride” classes for people who have never learned to ride a bicycle or who need a refresher on how to do it. You can download the full list of 2023 Learn to Ride classes here.

Junior Ambassadors

The Junior Ambassadors are the only peer-to-peer bicycle and pedestrian safety education program in North America. The Junior Ambassadors present at Chicago Park District day camps and community events engaging 6 to 12-year-olds throughout the city, teaching bicycle skills and traffic safety tips.

You can find a complete list of 2023 participating parks where Junior Ambassadors will provide programming.

Contact Program Manager Ambrasia Warner at for additional information.

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