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A bicyclist rides in the bike lane under the Damen Brown Line station on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2023 in Ravenswood in Chicago.

A bicyclist rides in the bike lane under the Damen Brown Line station on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2023 in Ravenswood in Chicago. Chicago ranked 161st out of 163 big cities and scored a seven out of 100. Speed limits tanked the city’s bikeability. The report’s analysis considers streets with a 30 mph speed limit — a standard for most Chicago streets — or higher as unsafe for cycling.

Owen Ziliak

A bicyclist rides in the bike lane under the Damen Brown Line station on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2023 in Ravenswood in Chicago.

A bicyclist rides in the bike lane under the Damen Brown Line station on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2023 in Ravenswood in Chicago. Chicago ranked 161st out of 163 big cities and scored a seven out of 100. Speed limits tanked the city’s bikeability. The report’s analysis considers streets with a 30 mph speed limit — a standard for most Chicago streets — or higher as unsafe for cycling.

Owen Ziliak

With more cyclists on the road, what is Chicago doing to keep them safe?

In the last five years, Chicago has seen double the number of cyclists in the city.

A bicyclist rides in the bike lane under the Damen Brown Line station on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2023 in Ravenswood in Chicago. Chicago ranked 161st out of 163 big cities and scored a seven out of 100. Speed limits tanked the city’s bikeability. The report’s analysis considers streets with a 30 mph speed limit — a standard for most Chicago streets — or higher as unsafe for cycling.

Owen Ziliak

   

More and more Chicagoans are opting for bikes to get around the city. According to a new analysis, the number of cyclists have doubled in the last five years in Chicago. But with more folks biking, what needs to be done to keep them safe?

Reset checks in with biking advocates to discuss what efforts are happening now to address biking safety in the city and what more needs to be done.

GUESTS: Lacey Cordero, volunteer, Chicago Family Biking

Amy Rynell, executive director, Active Transportation Alliance

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