Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways and Chicago Department of Transportation Announce Lake Calumet Bike Network Study

The study includes an online survey, website and open houses to help create safer transit opportunities in Southland

Cook County and the City of Chicago are conducting the Lake Calumet Bike Network Study to make biking and walking safer and easier for residents in southern Cook County. The goal of the year-long study is to gather input from residents who live and work in this area to help shape future investments to create safer and more equitable bicycling opportunities for all residents of the Lake Calumet area. The study area is 34 square miles and runs from 95th Street to Sibley Boulevard and from the Indiana state line to Michigan Avenue/Indiana Avenue.

“Cook County is committed to ensuring residents throughout the Southland have equal access to bike and pedestrian facilities,” said Jennifer “Sis” Killen, superintendent of the Department of Transportation and Highways (DoTH). “Engaging with residents and listening to their needs will help the department make informed decisions regarding future investments that will benefit the entire community.”

“A safe, comfortable and connected cycling network not only improves and expands our region’s transportation system—it also helps to make our communities healthier, more equitable and vibrant,” said Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Commissioner Gia Biagi. “CDOT is proud to collaborate with Cook County on this important project, which will help better connect people who live and work around Lake Calumet with the important destinations in their lives like schools, parks, transit stations and more.”

Residents can provide feedback on the study website by completing the survey or scrolling to the interactive map and leaving comments there. Questions, comments and ideas can also be sent through the contact form on the website. Residents can also sign up to receive email updates regarding upcoming community events such as open houses, bike and walking tours.

The County, City and their partners are hosting in-person open houses on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, June 14 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Dolton Park District Ember Room located at 14700 Evers Street, Dolton, IL 60419
  • Thursday, June 15 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Pullman Library located at 11001 S. Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL 60628

The open houses provide a space where attendees can engage in large group conversation, small group discussions and give direct input on project area maps. Those who cannot attend in-person are invited to the virtual open house on Tuesday, June 20 from 6 - 7 p.m. To register, click here.

For more information, visit the Lake Calumet Bike Network Study website.


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