The City of Chicago’s on-street bike network consists of over 200 miles of barrier protected bike lanes, buffer protected bike lanes, conventional bike lanes, marked shared lanes and neighborhood bike routes. The network of bike facilities is growing every year with the goal of providing residents and visitors the opportunity to feel comfortable riding a bike throughout the City. Expanding the on-street bike network will help establish Chicago as the most bicycle friendly big city in America and promote the social, economic and health benefits that result from increased ridership.
Types of Bikeways
The following bike lanes are guided by the Streets for Cycling Plan 2020, a plan to build a continuous network of 645 miles of on-street bikeways throughout Chicago. The overall system consists of three smaller systems: Neighborhood Bike Routes that utilize residential streets, Crosstown Bike Routes that use collector and arterial roadways, and Spoke Routes that connect all corners of the City to Downtown.
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Monthly bike counts are conducted at downtown locations. Visit our Bike Counts page to learn more about bike count results and volunteer opportunities.
For general inquiries, suggestions and requests, please call our Bike Hotline at (312) 742-2453 or contact us here.
If you are a reporter or journalist working on a bike-related story, please contact CDOT News.