Pedestrian activity is an essential part of Chicago’s vibrancy. It livens our streets and neighborhoods, strengthens local businesses, creates safer neighborhoods, provides access to jobs, and leads to healthier Chicagoans. Given these benefits, it is important that we ensure our streets are comfortable and safe for all users, A critical component of this is pedestrian safety. The City, residents, visitors, businesses, and community groups must ensure everyone can travel safely. This shared responsibility relates to how we drive, travel as pedestrians, design our streets, and enforce our traffic laws.
The City of Chicago, Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), and Chicago Police Department (CPD) have a number of ongoing efforts aimed at improving pedestrian safety. These efforts include outreach and policy efforts, enforcement initiatives, and engineering and design improvements.