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.

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Chicago's SAFE Ambassadors - Streets Are for Everybody
12/25/2020

Chicago's SAFE Ambassadors - Streets Are for Everybody

Season’s greetings from the Chicago Department of Transportation SAFE Ambassadors!

Wishing each and everyone of you a #SAFE and warm holiday season!

Thanks to PeopleForBikes.org for including Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square on this list of Best New Bikeways ! “The Milwa...
12/19/2020
PeopleForBikes

Thanks to PeopleForBikes.org for including Milwaukee Ave. in Logan Square on this list of Best New Bikeways !
“The Milwaukee Ave. protected bike lane, between Western and California in Logan Square, is one of Chicago’s busiest biking thoroughfares, connecting to a network of other existing bikeways and public transportation hubs.

Building this protected bike lane was no easy feat — creating the space needed to prioritize safe biking required city leaders to relocate 60% of the on-street automobile parking to nearby locations. Working closely with businesses along the 0.75-mile corridor, project managers were able to maintain critical business operations during and after construction, all while improving accessibility for the entire neighborhood regardless of how people choose to move around.

The new design prioritizes the safety of the most vulnerable users (two-thirds of all injury-producing crashes in the city involve people walking and biking) and better reflects how the community already uses the street (bike riding in Logan Square is growing much faster than the city average). Project features include “qwik kurb” delineators, pedestrian bump-outs, green pavement markings at intersections and bike boxes. To better accommodate the corridor’s transit riders, new boarding islands will be installed in 2021. “

https://peopleforbikes.org/blog/americas-best-new-bikeways-2020/

Every ride. Every rider. Join us.

12/18/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

VACCINE TOWN HALL: Dr. Allison Arwady joins a panel of doctors to address your questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

12/17/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Mayor Lightfoot joins CPD Superintendent Brown at a press conference.

12/16/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

UPDATE FROM CITY HALL: Mayor Lightfoot hosts a media availability.

12/16/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL: Mayor Lightfoot presides over a virtual meeting of the Chicago City Council. Stream it here.

Happy Tuesday Chicago! This is a reminder that the City of Chicago is hosting a virtual meeting next Tuesday, December 2...
12/15/2020
2020 E-scooter Pilot Public Survey

Happy Tuesday Chicago!

This is a reminder that the City of Chicago is hosting a virtual meeting next Tuesday, December 22 at 1:00pm to hear feedback about the e-scooter pilot from residents, organizations and businesses.

The City has also launched a public survey to gather additional feedback about the e-scooter pilot. We encourage you to take the survey and please share far and wide with your networks and communities.

Take this survey powered by surveymonkey.com. Create your own surveys for free.

Happy Monday Chicago, we hope this sidewalk snow removal information finds you all well and SAFE! Please share this info...
12/14/2020
Sidewalk Snow Removal

Happy Monday Chicago, we hope this sidewalk snow removal information finds you all well and SAFE!

Please share this information with all your neighbors and friends! ❄️ ❄️ ❄️

Many people rely on walking and transit as their primary way to get around, and without a wide, clear path through snow and ice, it is especially difficult for people with disabilities, seniors, and children to walk safely. According to the Municipal Code of Chicago (4-4-310 & 10-8-180), property ....

12/03/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

WINTER SAFETY: Mayor Lightfoot joins OEMC Exec. Dir. Guidice, DSS Commissioner Tully and other City leaders to promote services and resources available to keep residents safe during the winter months.

12/01/2020
“Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Begins December 1Parking ban ensures main roads remain clear for snow clearing v...
12/01/2020
Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Begins December 1

“Chicago's Winter Overnight Parking Ban Begins December 1
Parking ban ensures main roads remain clear for snow clearing vehicles during winter storms
Cristina Villarreal 312-502-5321 / [email protected]

The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) reminds motorists that the Chicago winter overnight parking ban begins on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, and runs through April 1, 2021. The parking ban is enforced regardless of snow on 107 miles of main streets throughout the city during the hours of 3 a.m. to 7 a.m.

“Safety is our top priority during winter storms,” said DSS Commissioner John Tully. “Residents can help us keep the City’s critical roadways safe by following posted restrictions, allowing for snow vehicles to gain immediate access to these roads.”

The City of Chicago is currently in Phase Four: "Gradually Resume." Many City services have adjusted hours or locations and may require health screens prior to entering their physical

Chicago Department of Transportation
11/30/2020

Chicago Department of Transportation

It was fun while it lasted! With snow season fast approaching, the last of 14 Shared Streets were removed this weekend. These included Leland, Catalpa, Grace, Richmond & Palmer. Please share feedback thru 12/7 – let us know what you thought at: chicago.gov/sharedstreetsurvey

Chicago's SAFE Ambassadors - Streets Are for Everybody
11/26/2020

Chicago's SAFE Ambassadors - Streets Are for Everybody

A Zoom Thanksgiving is better than an ICU Christmas. Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish everyone a SAFE and healthy holiday. We are thankful for all of you for doing the right thing to keep #ChicagoSAFE. Keep up the good work Chicago! 🦃😷🧑‍🦼🚴🏽‍♀️🏃🏿‍♂️ 🚗 🚌

11/25/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

COVID19 UPDATE: Mayor Lightfoot joins CDPH Commissioner Arwady to provide an update on #COVID19 and the City’s response. #protectchicago

11/24/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

UPDATE FROM CITY HALL: Mayor Lightfoot hosts a media availability.

11/24/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL: Mayor Lightfoot presides over a virtual meeting of the Chicago City Council including the 2021 Budget vote. Stream it here.

11/23/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL: Mayor Lightfoot presides over a virtual meeting of the Chicago City Council. Stream it here.

11/21/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

Join the Office of Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot for a Protect Chicago Community Town Hall. Presenters from the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Office of Equity and Racial Justice are providing up-to-date information on COVID-19 and answering questions that impact Chicago residents. chi.gov/protect

Chicago Department of Transportation
11/17/2020

Chicago Department of Transportation

Rapid Delivery paint-and-post pedestrian bump outs were installed recently at two dozen intersections in the CBD under #VisionZero - with more coming soon

11/17/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

EMERGENCY TRAVEL ORDER UPDATE: CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., provides an update on Chicago's Emergency Travel Order, #COVID19 vaccinations and the latest data. #protectchicago

11/17/2020
11/16/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

UPDATE FROM CITY HALL: Mayor Lightfoot hosts a media availability.

11/16/2020
AARP Illinois

AARP Illinois

Chicago, join us in commemorating the victims of traffic violence in a virtual observance on the World Day of Remembrance.

Vision Zero Chicago
11/16/2020

Vision Zero Chicago

Join us and @aarpillinois
for an online observance of World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims at bit.ly/WDoRChicago
#VisionZero Working toward a culture of safety for people walking, biking and driving.
#WDOR2020 #SpeedKills

11/16/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL: Mayor Lightfoot presides over a virtual meeting of the Chicago City Council. Stream it here.

“November 15 marks the World Health Organization’s World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims. More than 3400 people p...
11/13/2020
Honoring the 3400+ people that perish daily on the world’s roads

“November 15 marks the World Health Organization’s World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims. More than 3400 people perish daily on the world’s roads and tens of thousands are disabled for life.* More than half of all road traffic deaths are among vulnerable road users: pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.*

The good news is that road traffic crashes are largely preventable. Lime and many of the cities that we serve, like London, New York, Chicago, Washington DC, and San Francisco, are working to reduce these tragedies to zero. Using the “Vision Zero” framework, these cities around the world are redesigning roads, slowing speeds, and implementing multi-channel education programs to tackle the problem from all angles.”

Follow Lime’s tips for safe riding and driving to help reduce these tragedies to zero.

11/12/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

BREAKING: Mayor Lightfoot and CDPH Commissioner Dr. Arwady make an announcement in response to rising #COVID19 case numbers in Chicago. chi.gov/coronavirus

11/12/2020
11/11/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

HONORING OUR VETERANS: Join us for a virtual commemoration of Veterans Day hosted by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

11/10/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

The new administration's COVID-19 task force ushers in a new day for science and evidence-based policy-making. As a city, we look forward to working together to ensure the health of all Chicagoans.

11/10/2020
Chicago Mayor's Office

Chicago Mayor's Office

EMERGENCY TRAVEL ORDER UPDATE: CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., provides an update on Chicago's Emergency Travel Order and latest #COVID19 information.

Happy #TransportationTuesday Chicago! Are you familiar with Vision Zero and the fact that no loss of life is acceptable?...
11/10/2020
Vision Zero Chicago

Happy #TransportationTuesday Chicago! Are you familiar with Vision Zero and the fact that no loss of life is acceptable?

Make it a SAFE (Streets Are For Everybody) day!

"Vision Zero is "the Swedish approach to road safety thinking. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable." It has been a tough sell on this side of the ocean; I was interviewed by Laura Laker of The Guardian about it:

“'Everybody picks and chooses what they want, and in the end it isn’t Vision Zero at all,' Alter says. He believes Vision Zero needs stronger wording similar to the Stop de Kindermoord movement in 1970s Dutch cities. 'We should rename it ‘Stop Murdering Our Kids’: make it real and make it something much stronger, because it’s just lost its meaning,' he says. 'When it came over from Sweden it was a plan, it was things that we did, now it’s just a cliché.'”

A key point in the original Vision Zero is "making errors part of the equation: in every situation, a person must fail – the road system should not. This is the core principle of vision zero." That means fixing the roads, slowing down cars, making streets safe for people who bike and walk."

These #sharrows are new on Division. Sharrow: a road marking in the form of two inverted V-shapes above a bicycle, indic...
11/10/2020

These #sharrows are new on Division.

Sharrow: a road marking in the form of two inverted V-shapes above a bicycle, indicating which part of a road should be used by cyclists when the roadway is shared with motor vehicles.

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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

(312) 736-2534

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