Learn from Chicago’s pedestrian and bicycle safety outreach team about walking and biking safety in Chicago’s communities. The City of Chicago’s Department of Transportation offers two free pedestrian and bicycle safety Ambassador programs, the City of Chicago’s Bicycling Ambassadors and the City of Chicago’s Safe Routes Ambassadors. The goals for achieving Chicago’s Bike 2015 Plan center around education and seek to improve the quality and safety of the bicycling environment.
The Bicycling Ambassadors, a team of bicycle safety and education specialists, focus on increasing the number of trips made by bicycles, reducing the number of bicycle-related injuries, and helping everyone to better share the road. The Safe Routes Ambassadors, a team of four education specialists who lead classroom-based presentations and workshops, attend classrooms, community events, parent meetings, and teacher resource fairs.
To request a Safe Route or Bicycle Ambassador, learn more here.
The program is funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety and by the Chicago Department of Transportation and staffing from the Active Transportation Alliance. The program is partnered with After School Matters, the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools. and West Town Bikes.