Chicago encourages walking through planning, investment, education and advocacy, and CDOT’s Pedestrian Program’s No. 1 goal is to provide a safe and comfortable walking environment for all.
To help ensure that Chicago continues to be a great city for pedestrians, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), in coordination with the Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Council (MPAC), collaborated together on the Chicago Pedestrian Plan. The Pedestrian Plan identifies new opportunities and ongoing initiatives that will strengthen Chicago’s already robust pedestrian environment.
CDOT partners with the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to conduct pedestrian safety crosswalk enforcement. These events serve to raise awareness and enforce the city and state law that drivers must stop for pedestrians in both marked and unmarked crosswalks.