• MilwaukeeSpokeRoute_KinzietoElston
    Milwaukee Avenue Spoke Route
  • Lake Protected Bike Lane
  • Kinzie Protected Bike Lane
    Chicago's First Barrier Protected Bike Lane on Kinzie Street
  • Contraflow-Lane—Ardmore
    Contraflow Lane on Ardmore Street
  • Dearborn-Protected-Bike-Lane
    Two-Way Barrier Protected Bike Lane on Dearborn Street
  • Roscoe Buffer Protected Bike Lane
    Buffer Protected Bike Lane on Roscoe Street


The City of Chicago’s on-street bike network consists of over 225 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.

Bikeways Projects

2014 Projects: Year in Review

Projects: Year in Review 2011-2013

Proposed Projects

CDOT Bikeways Engineering Design Plans

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.


Learn more about types of bike lanes:

Barrier Protected Bike Lanes

Buffer Protected Bike Lanes

Neighborhood Greenways

Other Bikeways


Bike Counts

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.