Fall into Action
Logan Square Jam | Tour de Grid
We had an incredible Jam in Logan Square on Sunday! Thanks to all those who jammed with us, turnout was amazing and the energy was unbeatable.
During the Jam, we stopped in front of Alderperson Carlos Rosa’s office and held our own Public Input Session. It was pretty clear that the over 100 people who turned up were in favor of protected bike lanes on Milwaukee. Surely not the kind of feedback the Alder’s office can ignore.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let Alderperson Carlos Rosa know that Milwaukee needs protected bike lanes and painted lanes are not enough to keep vulnerable road users safe.
Tour de Grid on 9/9 - West Town Edition
Save the date! On the morning of September 9th, we’ll be riding with Alderperson and Chair of the Committee on Ped/Traffic Safety LaSpata (1st Ward) for the West Town Edition of Tour de Grid. This will be a ~10mph ride on a 9 mile loop will pass through six wards (1, 28,27, 37, 36, 26) and at least 5 different neighborhoods (Wicker Park, Ukrainian Village, West Town, West Jackson Blvd District, East Garfield Park, and Humboldt Park).
Our first such ride on August 6 (which we called Taste of the Grid) was an 8 mile loop through Wards 40, 47, 48, 49, and 50. Nearly 100 riders turned out and were joined by Alderpersons Vasquez (vice chair of the Committee on Pedestrian and Traffic Safety) and Leni Manaa-Hoppenworth. Chicagoans should be able to experience connected bike infrastructure that is low-stress and fun to ride on.
We’re looking to do more rides across Chicago as we build community support for the vision of a city-wide network of safe and slow neighborhood streets. We are also planning a crosstown ride connecting Rogers Park to Hyde Park. We’d love to hear from folks interested in helping plan these rides. Reach out to email@example.com.
Keep your calendar open for the evening of Saturday, September 23rd. Chicagohenge x CBGN.
Chicago, Bike Grid Now is a grassroots, people-powered movement of direct action and political engagement to make the vision of a city-wide network of safe streets a reality. We were founded on the principles of accessible action for everyone who wants safe streets. We are making progress and building momentum but there is more work to do. Please reach out to get involved. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also support our work financially, as we’re always buying and printing things that will make us visible and our message more heard.