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Chicago Ranked 5th for World's Worst Traffic

A recent global traffic analysis has ranked Chicago as the fifth most congested city worldwide, with congestion levels surpassing pre-pandemic figures by 18%. Transportation analysis platform Inrix compiled data for the annual Global Traffic Scorecard. It reveals that Chicago drivers lost an average of 96 hours to traffic delays over the past year. The study...

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Report: Chicago Leads Nation in Bicycling Growth

However, Bicyclists Are At Risk Due To Negligent Drivers Every year, the nonprofit organization People For Bikes rates more than 700 cities worldwide for bike-friendliness. Chicago ranks near the bottom of the list every year. But people who actually bike in the city seem to disagree. A study has found that over the last four...

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Push for Lower Speed Limits in Chicago Gains Momentum

Finally, Chicago is taking action on something livable streets advocates have proposed for years—making the 25 mph speed limit the rule rather than the exception for Chicago streets. Similar policies in similar major cities have reduced serious and fatal crashes, according to the Active Transportation Alliance. The proposal seeks to address the negligent drivers behind...

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Chicago Teacher Killed in Hit-and-Run on Pulaski, Highlighting Ongoing Traffic Safety Issues

Hit-and-run drivers pose a danger to Chicago pedestrians and bicyclists. Fatal incidents involving hit-and-run drivers and people on foot or riding bikes can leave a trail of unanswered questions and unimaginable grief for the victim's family. Beyond the immediate physical harm, fatal pedestrian accidents in Chicago reverberate through the community. Every statistic we encounter is...

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Brain Injuries Are Common In Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents pose a significant risk of life-threatening injuries, particularly head and brain injuries, which can drastically alter an individual's personality, mobility, and overall quality of life. In the aftermath of a bicycle accident, victims often grapple with these devastating injuries that can have lasting repercussions. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are caused by negligent...

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Ride Illinois Raises Awareness to Combat Traffic Fatalities

Illinois has experienced an increase in fatal bicycle accidents in recent years. That includes a rise from 12 bicycle traffic fatalities in 2019 to 40 in 2023. Bicycle advocacy group Ride Illinois took notice of this alarming trend and recently launched the "Our Response to Fatal Crashes" campaign. This critical initiative includes an interactive map...

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New Illinois Law Bans Video Conferencing Behind the Wheel

Video Conferencing Zoomers Are Causing Car Crashes Video conferencing has become so common that the terms "Zoom" and "Facetime" are used as verbs. These platforms are now a part of everyday life. During the pandemic, many companies used video conferencing apps, such as Zoom, FaceTime, Teams, and WebEx, to facilitate the shift away from working...

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Safety Improvements Made at Chicago Intersection After Fatal Pedestrian Incident

Traffic in Chicago is always on the go. It doesn't just involve motorists; it involves pedestrians and bicyclists who share the roads with motor vehicles. Without safety improvements to the city's infrastructure, pedestrians and bicyclists face the risk of being hit by negligent drivers. The Chicago bicycle and pedestrian accident attorneys see the devastation every...

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Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago Gains Protected Bike Lanes

Explore The Latest Measures To Protect Cyclists In The City. Chicago's "Hipster Highway" gets more protected bike lanes. After years of debate and discussion, sections of the Milwaukee Avenue bike lane will get protected bike lanes. Cycling has become a crucial mode of transportation in the city, and it's widely recognized that it comes with...

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Chicago's Near North Side to Get Safer Cycling Routes

Chicago has seen a surge in cycling as residents increasingly choose eco-friendly transportation options. However, safer cycling routes are necessary to protect bicyclists from potential risks. Some of the most common dangers Chicago bicyclists face include rush hour traffic, dooring, poor road conditions, dangerous intersections, and negligent driving (e.g., speeding, texting, aggressive behavior toward cyclists)....

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