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May 1, 2012

Chicagoans to Review Draft Biking Network in Streets For Cycling Plan 2020

Another Round of Public Hearings Set for Late May and Early June

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), in partnership with the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council, announced today that it is hosting another round of public meetings for the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 to give Chicagoans an opportunity to review and comment on the draft 2020 network.  

The purpose of the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 is to identify roadways throughout the City for innovative bicycle facilities so that all Chicagoans, from children riding to school to senior citizens riding to the grocery store, can feel safe and comfortable bicycling on our streets.

“CDOT incorporated many of the ideas residents shared in several meetings last winter about where they bike, where they want improvements and what would encourage them to cycle,” said CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein.  “The information and feedback they have provided has been invaluable in creating our future bike network.”

In addition to viewing the draft 2020 network, those attending the public meetings will see possible street treatments and proposed bike facilities, and hear about the remaining challenges and next steps for the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020.

The four public meetings and two online webinars are scheduled for the following dates and locations:

  • Tuesday, May 22nd, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., 4 – 8 p.m., presentation with Q&A at 4:30 & 6:30p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31st, Gary Comer Youth Center - Exhibition Hall, 3rd floor, 7200 S. Ingleside Ave., 4 – 8 p.m., presentation with Q&A at 4:30 & 6:30p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 6th, Douglas Park Cultural and Community Center - Ballroom, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr., 4 – 8 p.m., presentation with Q&A at 4:30 & 6:30p.m.
  • Saturday, June 9th, 77 S. Dearborn – Building Lobby, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Open House
  • Monday, June 11th, Webinar #1, 12 – 1 p.m., Reserve your Webinar seat now at: http://goo.gl/lEV2k
  • Wednesday, June 13th, Webinar #2, 6 – 7 p.m., Reserve your Webinar seat now at: http://goo.gl/CQSS9

Webinar space is limited. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.