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Bicycling Frequency Asked Questions & Answers

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    What laws regulate biking in Illinois?

    Where can I bike in Illinois?

    I would like to use inter-modal transportation options. Can I bring my bike on forms of public transportation?

    Download the Bike-on-Transit in Illinois guide for information on inter-modal bicycle travel in Illinois. Visit the American Public Transportation Association website for links to your local transit system.

    What bicycle safety resources are available in Illinois?

    Explore Bike Safety to learn about Illinois' Share the Road campaign and other bicycling safety initiatives.

    What is the State of Illinois currently doing to advance bicycle policy?

    Read about what state agencies are doing to advance inclusive and comprehensive bicycling policy initiatives.

    What is the "Bicycle Level of Service" Rating System and how can it be used to identify an appropriate bicycle route for a given cyclist?

    Download the Illinois Department of Transportation Bicycle Level of Service guide for an explanation of the rating system used to categorize bike route suitability.

    Who can I contact for more bicycling information?

    The Chicago Department of Transportation installed protected bike lanes along the Kinzie Corridor during summer 2011
    The Chicago Department of Transportation installed protected bike lanes along the Kinzie Corridor during summer 2011. The protected lane features a marked lane, a buffered area with flexible bollard delineators, and a parking lane for automobiles.