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Studies Highlight Chicago's Bike-Friendly Challenges

Two recent studies have shed light on the bike-friendliness of cities across the country, and unfortunately, Chicago finds itself ranked lower than many other major metropolitan areas. In fact, one of these studies ranked Chicago 50th in terms of "bikeability." Is Chicago Safe for Cyclists? "Chicago has work to do to make its city streets...

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Hit-and-Run Causes Pedestrian Fatality in Uptown

Residents of Chicago's North Lakefront community of Uptown remain shocked by a recent fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident that tragically took the life of a 69-year-old woman while she was crossing Broadway one recent evening, according to Streetsblog Chicago. "Please turn yourself in," said Pany Thomas, the victim's daughter, in an interview with ABC7 News Chicago....

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Cycling Fatalities Reach 46-Year High, Study Reports

The number of bicycle accident fatalities nationwide recently set a 46-year record for the number of deaths in a single year, according to a recent report based on bicycle accident data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). “Traffic fatality data in the United States is trending in the wrong direction,” Ken McLeod,...

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Study Finds SUVs Cause 55% More Severe Injuries to Cyclists

Taking a Closer Look at the Key Role of Larger Vehicles in Bicycle Accidents. American roads are getting less safe for cyclists, pedestrians, and other vulnerable road users, and the increasing popularity of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) is a key reason why. As we've covered previously, larger vehicles like SUVs, pickup trucks, and minivans are...

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Hit-and-Run in Burbank, IL Shows the Dangers Cyclists Face

Injured Cyclists Are Often Left With More Questions Than Answers After a Hit-and-Run Hit-and-run bicycle accidents occur when a cyclist is involved in a collision with a vehicle, and the driver responsible for the crash illegally flees the scene without stopping to provide assistance or exchange information. These collisions can leave cyclists severely injured, traumatized,...

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Chicago Passes New Legislation to Boost Street Safety

Learn About Recent City Ordinances in Chicago Aimed at Preventing Bicycle Accidents and Improving Cyclist Safety. In an effort to prevent bicycle accidents in Chicago and keep cyclists safer, Chicago City Councilors recently voted in favor of several city ordinances, including the Complete Streets ordinance and the Smart Streets Pilot ordinance. “I’m thrilled about the...

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Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Continue To Be Problem In Chicago

Examining the Troubling Statistics Behind Fatal Chicago Pedestrian Accidents Two recent fatal pedestrian accidents in Chicago illustrate just how dangerous the city's streets remain. The two pedestrian fatalities occurred last month in two Chicago neighborhoods, according to Chicago Streets Blog. One pedestrian fatality was a hit-and-run and occurred in the 5600 block of South Racine...

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Who Pays Compensation if You're Hit by a Rideshare Driver in Chicago?

Navigating the Complexities of Rideshare Liability in the Windy City Ridesharing has revolutionized the way people travel. With just a few taps on a smartphone, riders can connect with a network of drivers to take them to their desired destination. But as ridesharing has become increasingly popular, so have accidents involving these vehicles, raising unique...

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Fatal Chicago Pedestrian Accident Sparks Outrage

The tragic death of yet another Chicago pedestrian highlights the dangers people on foot face every day. A recent fatal hit-and-run pedestrian accident in Chicago involving a 56-year-old grandmother shocked the city and reminded residents of the risks people face every day in the Windy City when walking or crossing the street. Sadly, this was...

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Chicago Bike Lanes Must Be Kept Clear and Safe

Drivers In Chicago View Bike Lanes as Convenient Locations To Stop, Even Though It Is Illegal and Puts Bicyclists At Risk. From the very beginning of Chicago's installation of bike lanes in the city, the goal was to increase safety for cyclists. The thought was that by giving bicyclists their own path on the street,...

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