City of Chicago's Bicycling Ambassadors

City of Chicago's Bicycling Ambassadors Chicago's SAFE (Streets Are For Everybody) Ambassadors The purpose of Chicago's SAFE Ambassadors is to educate and encourage all residents of Chicago on how to safely walk, safely bike, safely drive, and use mass transit such as the CTA.
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City of Chicago's Bicycling Ambassadors and Junior Ambassadors are the City of Chicago’s bike-safety and public-awareness outreach team. We promote safety for all road users – bike riders, motorists, and pedestrians – and encourage all Chicagoans ride their bikes more.

“According to the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Our Streets initiative “invites Chicago neighborhoods...
06/03/2020
Chicago launches Our Streets as part of COVID-19 response - Active Transportation Alliance

“According to the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Our Streets initiative “invites Chicago neighborhoods to request that local roads be converted into corridors for improved, safe travel and healthy activity.”

This includes designating some residential streets as “shared streets” by adding traffic barriers and limiting through traffic to allow for physically distanced walking and biking. The list of streets is still in development, although 47th Ward Alderman Matt Martin announced Leland Avenue in his North Side ward will be the city’s first COVID-19 shared street starting Friday. “

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a new program to create more space for people walking and biking during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Our Streets initiative “invites Chicago neighborhoods to request that local roads be converted into corrid...

“Passenger limits have been established on buses and trains – approximately 15 customers on standard 40-foot buses and a...
06/03/2020
As Chicago Reopens Further During COVID-19, CTA Sets Passenger Limits

“Passenger limits have been established on buses and trains – approximately 15 customers on standard 40-foot buses and approximately 22 customers on 60-foot articulated buses and each train car.

Rear door boarding will be allowed to help minimize contact between customers and bus operators.”

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As CTA plans for more commuters during the next phase of the city's COVID-19 reopening plan, the transit agency is instituting some new health and safety policies.

“Today Chicago enters Phase III: Cautiously ReopeningIndustries part of Phase III need to safely operate under industry ...
06/03/2020

“Today Chicago enters Phase III: Cautiously Reopening

Industries part of Phase III need to safely operate under industry guidelines found at www.chicago.gov/reopening

Please note Chicago's curfew is still in place. Businesses reopening today must abide by the 9PM curfew.”

06/02/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

UPDATE: Mayor Lightfoot joins the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Department of Public Health to provide an update to the City.

06/02/2020
Chicago Transit Authority

Chicago Transit Authority

Reminder: CTA bus and rail resumed this morning at 6am. However, service continues to not be running in or near the downtown area at the request of public safety officials.

Public safety is our No. 1 priority for our customers and employees.

At this time:
- Bus service not running in the area between Western and the lakefront, from Fullerton to 47th Street
- Red Line service is temporarily suspended between Belmont and 47th
- Blue Line service is temporarily suspended between Western (O'Hare branch) and Western (Forest Park branch)
- Brown Line service is temporarily suspended between the Loop and Belmont
- Green Line service is temporarily suspended between California and 51st
- Orange Line service is temporarily suspended between Loop and 35th/Archer
- Pink Line service is temporarily suspended between the Loop and Western
- Purple Line Express service is temporarily suspended between the Loop and Belmont

Please seek alternatives, including buses and trains away from the downtown area.

Today's service may be subject to changes or service disruptions depending on public activity.

As always, for the latest information on service, please visit transitchicago.com for system maps and travel alerts.

Chicago Mayor's Office
06/02/2020

Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicagoans, a curfew remains in effect between 9PM and 6AM until further notice. If you need to access non-emergency city services, you can make the requests online at 311.chicago.gov as an alternative to dialing 311. Please call 911 if emergency services are required.

Chicagoans, un toque de queda está en efecto desde las 9:00 p.m. a las 6:00 a.m. Si necesita servicios municipales que no sean de emergencias, pueden hacer solicitudes en línea en https://t.co/c4yb6G7AVy o llamar 311. En caso de emergencia comuníquese con el 911.

06/02/2020
06/01/2020
Chicago Transit Authority

Chicago Transit Authority

CTA bus and rail resumed this morning at 6am. However, service continues to not be running in or near the downtown area at the request of public safety officials.

Public safety is our No. 1 priority for our customers and employees.

At this time:

- Bus service not running in the area between Western and the lakefront, from Fullerton to 47th Street
- Red Line service is temporarily suspended between Belmont and 47th
- Blue Line service is temporarily suspended between Western (O'Hare branch) and Western (Forest Park branch)
- Brown Line service is temporarily suspended between the Loop and Belmont
- Green Line service is temporarily suspended between California and 47th
- Orange Line service is temporarily suspended between Loop and 35th/Archer
- Pink Line service is temporarily suspended between the Loop and Western
- Purple Line Express service is temporarily suspended between the Loop and Belmont

Please seek alternatives, including buses and trains away from the downtown area.

Today's service may be subject to changes or service disruptions depending on public activity.

Visit transitchicago.com for system maps and for the latest travel alerts.

06/01/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

UPDATE: Mayor Lightfoot joins Chicago Police, Fire, Emergency Management, and other city agencies to discuss ongoing efforts to protect all Chicago residents.

06/01/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

‪THIS MORNING: Mayor Lightfoot will be joining Chicago Police, Fire, Emergency Management, and other city agencies to provide an update. Watch it live here at 10 AM.‬

06/01/2020
Chicago Public Schools

Chicago Public Schools

While meal sites are closed today, all previously scheduled meal deliveries will be completed. To sign up for delivery going forward, please contact 773-553-KIDS.

We are monitoring the situation closely, and we will provide an update on meal distribution as soon as possible.

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06/01/2020

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06/01/2020

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06/01/2020
06/01/2020
Cook County Government

Cook County Government

⚠️Transportation and curfew information throughout Cook County⚠️

Metra is suspending all service on Monday, June 1. Follow Metra on Facebook and visit their website for service updates. https://metrarail.com/

Pace Suburban Bus service is suspended until further notice. ADA Paratransit passengers currently away from home are being contacted. If you are a Paratransit rider who has not been contacted & need a ride home, call 800-606-1282 opt 1.
Follow Pace on Facebook and visit their website for service updates. https://www.pacebus.com/

Chicago Transit Authority has suspended service on all bus and rail lines. Service is expected to resume tomorrow morning. Follow them on Twitter and visit their website for service updates. https://www.transitchicago.com/

Multiple expressway ramp closures are in effect until further notice, including:
Interstate 94 northbound to eastbound and westbound Lake Avenue
I-94 N/B and S/B ramps to Old Orchard Road.
I-88 W/B and E/B ramps to Farnsworth Avenue
I-88 W/B and E/B ramps to Eola Road
I290 E/B to Congress
I-94 N/B ramp to Congress
I-90 N/B ramp to Ohio
I-90 S/B to Ohio
Follow the Illinois State Police for updates.

Curfews are in effect in the following Cook County municipalities until further notice:
Alsip: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Berwyn: 8 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Blue Island: 7p.m. - 6 a.m.
Burbank: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Calumet City: 8 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Calumet Park: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Chicago: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Chicago Ridge: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Cicero: 8 p.m. -
Country Club Hills: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Dolton 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Evanston 9 p.m. -
Evergreen Park: 5 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Harvey: 4 p.m. - 8 a.m.
Hazelcrest: 9 p.m. -
Lemont: 9 p.m. -
Lincolnwood: 9 p.m. -
Matteson: 9 p.m. -
Markham: 9 p.m. -
Midlothian: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m
Oak Lawn: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Orland Park: 9 p.m. - 5:00 a.m.
Palos Park: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Richton Park: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
River Forest: 9 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Steger: 9 p.m. - 5:00 a.m
Tinley Park: 8 p.m. - 6 a.m.

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THIS POST WAS LAST UPDATED JUNE 1, 2020 AT 9AM. CHECK WITH YOUR MUNICIPALITY FOR CURFEW UPDATES.

06/01/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

MOMENT OF SILENCE: Let's join together as a city to mourn the killing of George Floyd and countless other Black Americans.

Chicago Mayor's Office
06/01/2020

Chicago Mayor's Office

REMINDER: A curfew is in effect in the City of Chicago between the hours of 9PM and 6AM until further notice. Please stay safe.

05/31/2020
05/31/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

BREAKING: Mayor Lightfoot joins Supt. Brown, city officials, and community leaders to provide an update regarding last night's protests.

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05/31/2020

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05/31/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

BREAKING: Mayor Lightfoot joins Supt. Brown, city officials, and community leaders to provide an update regarding last night's protests. (CONTINUED)

Chicago Mayor's Office
05/31/2020

Chicago Mayor's Office

We need to look out for one another and stand united. Thank you to our City employees and the many others working around the clock to help our city heal during this time.

📸 Patrick Pyszka

05/31/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

BREAKING: Mayor Lightfoot joins Supt. Brown, city officials, and community leaders to provide an update regarding last night's protests.

The mayor said the Chicago Police Department and other city agencies will reduce access to the central business district...
05/31/2020
Lightfoot limits access to the Loop, says curfew is ‘daily … until further notice’

The mayor said the Chicago Police Department and other city agencies will reduce access to the central business district and Loop “to only employees whose businesses are located within the designated boundaries, individuals who reside in the surrounding area and residents engaged in essential activities” as defined by the city code.

Boundaries for the reduced area are:

• Division from Lake Shore Drive and North Halsted Street.

• North Halsted from Division to Milwaukee and Grand.

• Milwaukee from Grand to Kinzie.

• Canal from Kinzie to 26th.

• 26th from Canal to Lake Shore Drive.

CTA service is also suspended for trains and buses coming in and out of the Loop. Updates are available at transitchicago.com.

The mayor is expected to speak at 11 a.m. Sunday.

05/31/2020
“Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi acknowledged transportation options are needed now, more than ever, as the Chicag...
05/31/2020
Second round of Chicago’s electric scooter pilot delayed until late summer

“Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi acknowledged transportation options are needed now, more than ever, as the Chicago economy prepares to partially reopen and mass transit struggles to reassure commuters it’s safe to return to buses and trains.

But Biagi said she cannot wave a “magic wand” and deliver Round Two of Chicago’s grand experiment with electric scooters. The handful of companies expected to be involved in the second pilot still must sort out their shaky finances.

“We … need to give time for the scooter companies time to get ready” given the challenges their industry is facing right now, she said.

“You’re looking at some of your big micro-mobility companies and some of your small ones are really looking at their financing. ... So there’s some potential capacity questions on that end,” Biagi added.

“We want to make sure that we’ve asked all of the hard questions to make sure that it’s viable on the company side as well as making sure we’re setting up the pilot in the right way.”

Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi said she needs to give the handful of companies expected to be involved in the second pilot time to sort out their shaky finances after heavy losses tied to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chicago Mayor's Office
05/31/2020

Chicago Mayor's Office

CURFEW IN EFFECT: Until further notice, a curfew between the hours of 9PM and 6AM is now in effect in the City of Chicago. Please stay safe.

05/30/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

HELPING OUR SENIORS: Mayor Lightfoot joins CPD Superintendent Brown at My Block, My Hood, My City's event to distribute Safety Kits to senior residents #COVID19

#Green #Bike #Lane #Safe #Street #Black #People #Pedestrian #Infrastructure
05/30/2020

#Green #Bike #Lane #Safe #Street #Black #People #Pedestrian #Infrastructure

05/30/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

We just announced a plan to open Chicago's streets to residents. What exactly does that mean? Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi wants you to know three things about the new program.

chi.gov/streetsurvey

05/30/2020
Chicago Police Department

Chicago Police Department

What happened to George Floyd is reprehensible. As CPD works to ensure you have the ability to express your First Amendment rights, we ask you to do it in a safe and peaceful manner. The safety of our residents, officers and the communities we serve is our top priority.

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30 N Lasalle Suite 500
Chicago, IL
60602

General information

Ambassadors attend events year round, especially between May and September, talking to Chicagoans about bicycling. Ambassador events include: outreach at music festivals in Grant Park, neighborhood health fairs, block parties, and farmers markets. Ambassadors also give bicycle safety demonstrations at day camps, libraries, and schools, as well as bike to work presentations for area businesses.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+13127362534

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