Building the best bike network in the country. Crossing barriers, providing low-stress options, and serving the meaningful destinations in people's lives.
The Chicago Cycling Strategy
A safe, comfortable, and connected cycling network that serves all of Chicago not only improves and expands our city's transportation system—it also helps to make our communities healthier, cleaner, more vibrant, and more equitable. Biking continues to grow throughout Chicago, and we're witnessing a tremendous shift in who is riding a bike, the types of trips made by bike, and how biking is recognized as an essential transportation option. CDOT’s Chicago Cycling Strategy outlines an equitable and efficient approach to implementing a cycling system that better serves everyone.
Explore the Network
As part of CDOT's commitment to building low-stress bikeways, the department is installing concrete curbs as upgrades to existing bike lanes and as part of new installations.
Additional CDOT Programs for Biking
The outreach and engagement team within CDOT that conducts direct outreach and education at hundreds of public events each year, providing free learn-to-ride lessons for adults and children, teaching safe mobility skills at elementary schools, and in high school driver education modules.
CDOT provides free public bike parking throughout Chicago. More than 14,000 bike racks on-street bike corrals have been installed. Learn more and request a bike rack at a local destination.
Chicago’s public bike sharing system with hundreds of stations and thousands of bikes across Chicagoland.