As a pedestrian, you have the opportunity to view Chicago’s world class architecture, access the thousands of acres of parks, and experience the vibrant neighborhood street life in a way that no other mode of travel can offer. The best way to enjoy Chicago is as a pedestrian.
Chicago’s pedestrian experience is one of the reasons that the city is such a great place to live, work, and play. 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 on the Chicago Pedestrian Plan. The Pedestrian Plan, released in September 2012, identifies opportunities and ongoing initiatives to strengthen Chicago’s already robust pedestrian environment. We hope that you will read the plan and learn about CDOT’s strategies.
The Chicago Pedestrian Plan: Low-Res Version (15 MB) (viewable/download); Hi-Res Version (104 MB) (download only)
Pedestrian Plan scorecards are prepared for the Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Council (MPAC) on a quarterly basis, with one chapter reviewed each quarter:
The Chicago Pedestrian Plan Chapter Scorecard: Safety
The Chicago Pedestrian Plan Chapter Scorecard: Connectivity
As a part of a federally funded initiative to improve pedestrian safety within Chicago, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) completed a comprehensive analysis of pedestrian crashes.This study was used in the development of the Chicago Pedestrian Plan, new engineering treatments throughout the city, and our ongoing pedestrian safety education efforts.
The Crash Analysis: 2011 Pedestrian Crash Analysis (Summary Report), 2011 Pedestrian Crash Analysis (Technical Report)
CDOT is committed to making Chicago the most pedestrian friendly city in the country and recognizes that safe streets are an essential first step.
The Chicago 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. More information about the initiative can be found here.
Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Council