Biking in the WArd

Our office is committed to maintaining and expanding infrastructure for bikes in our ward, which helps make our streets safer for pedestrians and children and create space for alternative, greener ways to travel the City, as well as attracting neighbors to visit our parks and small businesses. 

Find information about proposed bike projects, resources for new and experienced bicyclists, and ways to get involved in improving our bike infrastructure. 

Proposed Projects

Leland Greenway Expansion

Our office is working with the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the relevant Chambers of Commerce and neighborhood associations to develop collaborative plans for to expand the Leland Greenway into our ward.

Neighborhood Greenways are low-stress residential streets designed to calm traffic and provide a more comfortable experience for pedestrians and cyclists. Pedestrian median islands, bump-outs, or raised crosswalks can be used to encourage reduced vehicle speeds and promote pedestrian safety. Greenways also include expanded access for cyclists, including contraflow bike lanes, shared lane markings, and bike-friendly speed humps.

The 47th Ward Leland Greenway would successfully connect neighbors to the Lake and the River, and would create a low-stress bike path near three schools that could be used to safely commute, visit our local businesses, or just take a leisurely bike ride with family and friends. Neighbors associations are helping us identify needed include traffic calming measures and potential improvements to parkway green spaces. This project was awarded a federal grant, and would only require supplemental funding from our office totaling approximately $120,000.  You can view a draft of the proposed route below. 

If you have questions or feedback, please reach out to Josh at josh@aldermanmartin.com

 
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Low stress Bike Routes

Chicago Reader created and maintains this map that identifies low stress bike routes to make your commute or family bike ride more enjoyable.

Get involved

The Transportation Committee meets monthly to address issues regarding transportation, parking, biking, and traffic. For more information contact Josh at josh@aldermanmartin.com or apply here.

Resources