Many U.S. cities, including Chicago, are becoming increasingly more dangerous for bicyclists. This growing danger comes at a time when traffic fatalities among motorists have declined and more people have recognized the benefits of cycling. About three years ago, Chicago was named the top city for cycling by Bicycling magazine. Safety advocates, however, say that...Read More
Bicyclists are among the most vulnerable road users in Chicago, often protected by nothing more than a helmet. Over the past five years, an average of 3.5 bicyclists were killed on Chicago streets. Preliminary data from 2018, however, shows that five were killed as of August 31. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,...Read More
Illinois is cracking down on distracted drivers but will that be enough to protect bicyclists and pedestrians?
Have you ever been bicycling through Chicago and have seen another driver using a cellphone or engaging in any other type of distracting behavior? If the answer is yes, then you may be aware of how prevalent the problem truly is. Many drivers feel confident in their ability to multitask. It only takes one second...Read More
Walking or riding a bicycle in Chicago should be a healthy and safe activity, but on highway-like streets in River North, pedestrians and cyclists are facing a real threat. Over the span of just two days in September, two people on foot were hit by cars within a few blocks of each other, according to...Read More
Thousands of Chicago residents get around by bicycle, both commuting to work and cycling recreationally, and more people recognize the health, environmental, and economic benefits of cycling. Unlike motorists, bicyclists are at a greater risk of sustaining serious or life-threatening injuries in a crash, however. Bicyclists only account for about two percent of all traffic...Read More
Cycling continues to increase in popularity in Chicago. Unfortunately, Chicago cyclists still face a wide range of dangers not encountered by motorists. Big cities can be especially dangerous for bicyclists, particularly in areas that do not have bike lanes or that are poorly designed. There is a way cities can reduce the risk of bicycle...Read More