The City of Chicago is committed to building Complete Streets to ensure that everyone – pedestrians, transit users,bicyclists and motorists – can travel safely and comfortably along and across a street. Complete Streets give Chicagoans of all ages and abilities safer, cheaper, and healthier travel options. They support economic development and can incorporate environmental services and placemaking, which helps to create sustainable infrastructure and communities. The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working to bring these benefits to your community.
Implementing New Design Guidelines
The launch of this website, a portal for everything Complete Streets in Chicago, coincides with the implementation of the new Complete Streets Guidelines and the Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Guidelines for every CDOT project.
Chicago Forward: Action Agenda Update 2013
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) today released an update to its Chicago Forward two-year action plan from May 2012, and announced that many of the goals had already been achieved while setting new agenda marks.
“I am incredibly proud of the Chicago Department of Transportation’s achievements under Mayor Emanuel in the last 2 1/2 years,” said CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein. “CDOT had been focused on delivering the basics well. We want not only to keep delivering these services more consistently and with better quality, but also to stretch the agency to think more about safety for all modes, the value of public space, and what next-generation services CDOT could deliver.”
Full press release, here.
Complete Streets Project: Make Way for People
Launched in Spring 2013, The Department of Transportation’s Make Way for People initiative aims to create public spaces that cultivate community and culture in Chicago’s neighborhoods through placemaking. Make Way for People supports innovation in the public way by opening Chicago’s streets, parking spots, plazas and alleys to new programming and market opportunities via public and private partnerships. In addition to improving street safety and promoting walkable communities, this initiative supports economic development for Chicago’s local businesses and Chicago’s neighborhoods. Learn more about this initiative in the video below.
More information is also available on our City website here.