Ride Illinois members consistently cite bike-friendly roads as their highest priority for our work. Over the past year and a half, we have significantly increased efforts to review individual IDOT projects and to advocate for better bicycling conditions at the early, pre-design stages of this roadwork. To date, we have combed through the five-year plans for seven of the nine IDOT districts (highlighted above), and provided detailed technical suggestions to IDOT engineers that would improve bicycling safety and accommodations if incorporated.
We continue to advocate for the implementation of our design recommendations and are pleased to share the following updates on projects throughout the state:
Ride Illinois is committed to helping communities around the state use road project opportunities like these to improve their bicycling conditions, and will continue to review the plans for the remaining two IDOT districts in 2018. We’re working closely with state and local agencies to “get it right” at the early stages, and speaking up for bicyclists about locations that need to be fixed. Please consider supporting our work by making a donation or becoming a member today. Your support is critical to our success.