The City of Chicago’s bike network consists of over 303 miles of on-street bikeways, including protected bike lanes, buffered bike lanes, bike lanes, marked shared lanes, and neighborhood bike routes, and 55 miles of off-street trails. The bikeway network 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

Visit the Active Projects page to see ongoing work.

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
Buffered Bike Lanes
Neighborhood Greenways
Other Bikeways

Download a PDF copy of the 2022 Chicago Bike Map here.

Past Bikeways Projects / Publications

2017 Projects: Year in Review
2015 Projects: Year in Review

Projects: Year in Review 2011-2014
Proposed Projects
CDOT Bikeways Engineering Design Plans

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.