Bike & Pedestrian Safety
This year, the 43rd Ward not only asked
for the most in-road pedestrian crossing signs, but now we have
the most in the City. So far 13 have been installed in crosswalks throughout the 43rd Ward, the vast majority by schools and parks. Just last week, the Chicago Department of Transportation chose the 43rd Ward to showcase the instillation of the new in-road pedestrian crossing signs and to speak about the 2010 state law, codified in Chicago’s municipal code last year, that requires motorists to STOP – not just yield – to pedestrians at a crosswalk. At the press conference, I joined CDOT in emphasizing our confidence that these new crossing signs will have a real impact and significantly improve pedestrian safety. Click here
to see the media coverage and here
to see photos of the installation, like the one below.
CDOT began installing buffered bike lanes to provide a more comfortable bicycling experience on Chicago streets. This past year, the following buffered bike lanes were installed in the 43rd Ward:
- Halsted: Fullerton to Diversey
- Clybourn: Division to Belmont
- Wells: Chicago to Lincoln
Our buffered bike lanes look like this:
Additionally, the first draft of Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 – the plan to encourage all Chicagoans to use their bikes to get around their neighborhoods – has been finalized. Your input to this partnership between CDOT and the community is integral. Click here
to learn more and contribute.
For more information regarding bicycling in the 43rd Ward and Chicago please view the links below.
Chicago Bike Program Website
Chicago Bicycle Information – City Website
Chicago Police Bicycle Registration
Chicago Bike Map & Information
Bike Walk Lincoln Park
Active Transportation Alliance
Make Way for People
Our inaugural 43rd Ward Family Bike Ride through