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 safety presentations, literature, trainings and workshops, and bicycling education activities.


2024 Learn to Ride Classes Begin Soon! 

Visit the links below to register for classes for adults or children 


Request SAFE Ambassadors’ programs

Learn to Ride

Every summer, the Ambassadors facilitate “Learn to Ride” bike riding classes for adults and children. There are multiple classes designed for all experience levels – for Chicagoans who have never ridden a bike to those who want to brush up on skills and gain confidence.  

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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Request Copies of the Chicago Bike Map

Fill out this form to request delivery of the latest Chicago Bike Map to your bike shop, government office, library, organization, or business. 

The Chicago Bike Map is available free of charge at local bike shops. You can also find a PDF here and the interactive map, which shows the latest updates, here