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Chicago has a national reputation as one of the best large cities in the United States for bicycling.  The City of Chicago has achieved this goal by investing in bicycling infrastructure and promoting education, awareness and advocacy.

Chicago currently has more than 200 miles of on-street protected, buffered and shared bike lanes, many miles of off-street paths (including the 18.5-mile Lakefront Trail), more than 13,000 bike racks, and sheltered, high-capacity, bike parking areas at many CTA rail stations.

CDOT's Bike Program continues to look for ways to improve the bicycling environment in Chicago. Visit the Chicago Complete Streets Bikeways Page for more information.



The Chicago Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 calls for a 645-mile network of biking facilities to be in place by 2020 to provide a bicycle accommodation within half-mile of every Chicagoan. 

The plan sets forth a comprehensive strategy to achieve Mayor Emanuel’s goal of making Chicago the best big city for bicycling in America.  

It was developed through a community process, and identifies a network of on-street bikeways that will allow all Chicagoans to feel more safe and comfortable riding on city streets.

The Plan’s network was developed using three key principles:

  • to provide a bicycle accommodation within half-mile of every Chicagoan;
  • to provide more bikeways where more people live; and
  • to build more infrastructure where ridership is high, while establishing a strong backbone of infrastructure where ridership is currently lower.


Most Recent News (Bicycling)

Aug 23, 2017 Mayor Emanuel Commends CDOT Workers for Completing Clark Street Bridge Rehabilitation 10 Days Ahead of Schedule
Jun 26, 2017 Divvy Celebrates Fourth Birthday On Wednesday
Jun 1, 2017 CDOT Teams Up with Blue Cross Blue Shield and Divvy to Offer Free Bicycle Riding Classes for Adults
Apr 21, 2017 Chicago’s Fourth Annual “Divvy Week” to Kick Off on Earth Day
Apr 11, 2017 Divvy Celebrates the Blackhawks’ Ninth Consecutive Playoff Appearance with Special-Edition Bikes

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The Bike 2015 Plan guides the work of the Chicago Bicycle Program. The plan was adopted in 2006 and includes over 150 strategies to make bicycling an integral part of daily life for Chicagoans, and make bicycling safer.

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About the Bicycle Program

The Bicycle Program has three, main divisions of work:

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