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Illinois Cycling Contacts 

Bicycling resources are widely diffused across Illinois with experts and stakeholders embedded in local, state, and federal government as well as in community associations and non-profit advocates. With a such a robust network of bicycle stakeholders it is important the public has proper contact information and communication avenues. This page provides a broad overview of bicycle contacts with links to associated webpages. However, an effort to maintain a robust Rolodex requires diligent pubic input. Please contact Mavara Agha if you identify any errors on this page.

Federal Government

  • FHWA Bicycle & Pedestrian Program
  • The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration maintains a Bicycle & Pedestrian Program within its Office of Human Environment. The Program promotes bicycle and pedestrian transportation use, safety, and accessibility. It issues guidance and is responsible for overseeing that requirements in legislation are understood and met by the States and other implementing agencies.
    Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager
    Federal Highway Administration
    FHWA HEPH-10 Rm E74-301
    1200 New Jersey Ave
    SE Washington DC 20590-0001
    Phone: 202-366-8044
    Fax: 202-366-340

  • FHWA Recreational Trails Program The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration maintains a Recreational Trails Program within its Office of Human Environment. The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) provides funds to the States to develop and maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both nonmotorized and motorized recreational trail uses

    Christopher Douwes
    Trails and Enhancements Program Manager
    Federal Highway Administration
    FHWA HEPH-10 Rm E74-474
    1200 New Jersey Ave SE
    Washington DC 20590-0001
    Phone: 202-366-5013
    Fax: 202-366-3409
  • The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC)
  • Located within the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center and funded by the FHWA, the PBIC advances a mission is to improve the quality of life in communities through the increase of safe walking and bicycling as a viable means of transportation and physical activity. They maintain a website focused on bicycling ( and a site for pedestrian issues (

    Carl Sundstrom
    Program Manager 

    UNC Highway Safety Research Center
    CB# 3430
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599
    Phone: 919-843-4963
    Fax: 919-962-8710

State Government

As illustrated on our Agency Bicycling Initiatives page, there are bicycle stakeholders across State government. Contact Eric Heineman in the Governor's Office and he will direct you to the proper agency contact.

Local/Metropolitan Government

A metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is a transportation policy-making organization composed of representatives from local government and transportation implementers. Download the map below to identify your specific Illinois MPO. Contact your respective MPO for questions about local bicycle initiatives.

Illinois Metropolitan Planning Organizations (Map & Contact Information)

Links to MPO webpages:

Community Clubs/Associations

Illinois has over 100 local bicycling clubs and associations across the state. These associations unite local bicycle enthusiasts and provide an excellent entry into the Illinois bicycling community. Download the document below to find an association near you:

Bicycling Associations in Illinois

Nonprofit & Advocacy Associations

Nonprofits and advocacy organizations perform a critical role in advancing bicycling policy in Illinois. Our passionate advocates advance our discourse by facilitating communication and aggregating public opinion. Below you will find a list of a few prominent bicycling advocates in our State.

    Ed Barsotti, Executive Director                                  Andy D. Clarke, Director
    2550 Cheshire Drive                                                 1612 K Street NW, Suite 510
    Aurora, Illinois 60504                                                Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: 630-978-0583                                               Phone: 202-822-1333

  • Active Transportation Alliance                                  Rails to Trails Conservancy
  • Ron Burke, Executive Director                                    Keith Laughlin, President
    9 West Hubbard Street                                             The Duke Ellington Building
    Chicago, IL 60654                                                     2121 Ward Court, NW, 5th Floor
    Phone: 312-427-3325                                               Washington, DC 20037                                                  Phone: 202-331-9696 | Email


  • Trails for Illinois                                                      Trailnet :: Bike Walk Live
  • Steve Buchtel, Executive Director                              Ann Rivers Mack, Chief Executive Officer
    1639 Burr Oak Road                                                  411 North 10th Street, Suite 202
    Homewood, Illinois 60430                                         St. Louis, Missouri 63101
    Phone: 708-365-9365                                               Phone: 314-436-1324                                


    Denise Maxwell, President                                       Andy Williamson, Great Lakes Regional Director
    4873 Indian Hills Drive                                             27 W. McPherson Street
    Edwardsville, IL  62025                                            Dayton, OH 45405
    Phone: 618-656-1129                                              Phone: 937-414-0765


  • The Chainlink                                                           National Center for Safe Routes to School
  • Julie Hochstadter, Director                                       Lauren Marchetti, Director
    Chicago, IL                                                               730 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Suite 300
    Phone: 773-965-3396                                              Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430                                              Phone: 1-800-610-SRTS


  • National Complete Streets Coalition                          Cities for Cycling
    Richard Weaver (APTA) Chair                                     (National Association of City Transportation Officials)
  • 1707 L St. NW, Suite 250                                           55 Water Street, 9th Floor
    Washington, DC 20036                                              New York, NY 10041

    Phone: 202-207-3355                                                Phone: 212-839-6421
    Email                                                                          Email