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Bike Boulevards Now!


Bike Boulevards Now!

Agitating for a network of streets built for safe and comfortable travel by bike

Location: Chicago
Members: 89
Latest Activity: Oct 15, 2014


What's new? We're trying to find out exactly what is going on with CDOT. If nothing specific is planned yet, we'll mount a letter-writing campaign that vividly shows what we want, why and when (now). If they do have plans, we'll go from there.

Discussion Forum

Testimonials - put your story here 5 Replies

Please add your personal story that shows why the streets as they are don't serve our basic need of getting around without fear.Continue

Tags: children, transportation, planning, kids, family

Started by Sarah Kaplan. Last reply by Bob Kastigar Mar 28, 2013.

Bicycle Boulevard Infrastructure Requests 13 Replies

I hope you all will add to this discussion with a long list of needed infrastructure requests to improve cycling on our streets that should become Bicycle Boulevards.My first suggestion is that on…Continue

Started by Todd Allen. Last reply by payton Apr 23, 2010.

Why do you want Bike Boulevards in Chicago?

Bike Boulevards Now! is a single-issue, grassroots group committed to having Chicago build a bike boulevard by 2011.  A bike boulevard is a street designed for cyclists to get where they need to go…Continue

Tags: children, transportation, planning, kids, family

Started by Sarah Kaplan Feb 12, 2010.

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Comment by Anne Alt on February 6, 2012 at 12:54pm

Our far south side team has developed a preliminary set of ideas for bike boulevard/ neighborhood greenway routes.  If you are familiar enough with the far south side (south of 87th, west of I-94) to make suggestions, please visit this page to read more about the concept and take a pair of brief surveys to help us prioritize our recommendations to the city.
Please share this info with other cyclists you know who ride on the far south side, and people who might want to ride on our neighborhood streets if they felt safer doing so in traffic.

Comment by Anne Alt on January 24, 2012 at 3:57pm

I hope that those of you interested in bike boulevards will be attending one of the Streets for Cycling 2020 public meetings or webinars.  The south side meeting is tomorrow night (1/25).  The north side meeting is Wednesday 2/1.  Webinars are happening Fri. 2/3 and Mon. 2/6.

Comment by Anne Alt on January 5, 2012 at 8:57pm

One of the goals of the Streets for Cycling 2020 Plan is getting input from regular people like about where we'd like to see bike boulevards.  Our opportunity is happening NOW.

Click here for info on upcoming public meetings and webinars where you can offer your ideas.

Comment by Kohaku on September 9, 2010 at 3:30pm
With a new mayor, the Chicago cycling culture might be one of the first things to fall to the wayside, literally. ROR
I feel we are in limbo for the moment. Reading of other cities making progress makes me happy and depressed at the same time.
Comment by payton on September 9, 2010 at 2:44pm
Austin is building its first Bike Boulevard, north-south through the western end of downtown. Some great materials are on this page (click In Progress), including a fly-through movie, concept drawings, and (positive) economic and traffic analyses for the corridor
Comment by payton on August 13, 2010 at 4:41pm
Minneapolis is building six bike boulevards just this year.

Any construction you see this or next year would probably lessen the chance of a Bike Blvd on that street in the future, sadly.
Comment by Eric R on May 27, 2010 at 9:23am
The city is repaving a section a Fulton. I forgot exactly where, but it is between Damen and Racine. Is this a step to an established Bike Boulevard?

I have had the pleasure of using Fulton to get to a temp job this past week and used it the other night riding home from Downtown Sound. Most of it works as a fast and safe route during the day, but I turn off at Racine, which is where the larger trucks begin to dominate the road.
Comment by Jason Greenberg on April 25, 2010 at 2:37am
Dear BBN! members-

we are planning next weekend's Spring Green Bike Tour (Sat May 1st).

First you all are invited to attend & bike.

Second, we are planning a stop at Palmer Square to promote the Kidical Mass rides & Bike Boulevards Now! to the Spring Green Tour participants.

I'm wondering if anyone from the group would be interested to speak to the tour and offer 5 min of remarks & then field Questions about general bicycle advocacy and especially the Kidical Mass rides & Bike Boulevards agenda? I'm trying to spread the presentations around to variety of people so the tour isn't all my commentary and we can get multiple perspectives & speakers.

Would you be interested in addressing the crowd about your interest in bike advocacy and bike community especially within the Logan Square/Palmer Square/Humboldt Neighborhoods (which is the focus of the tour)?

Let me know if you want to register for the tour (its free) or also have the interest in addressing the tour about BBN! advocacy.

More info on the tour at:
Comment by Sarah Kaplan on April 16, 2010 at 10:35am
Have you joined our action-planning list? If not, please sign up at This is low-volume, and most messages are invitations to action.
Comment by Britt Willey on April 9, 2010 at 10:18pm
Bike Boulevards Now-- come out for Chicago Bike Polo Opening Day April 11 in Garfield Park. We have bike and mallets for you! Feeling a little nervous- now worries-- there are nubie games, lots of good food and drinks to warm you up before play time. More info at
See u soon!

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