Measuring Chicago’s Boost in Biking

With Replica, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) quantified the remarkable impact of its continued investments in expanding and improving the city’s bike network.

Published on
April 3, 2024

Over the last four years, Chicago has seen significant growth in cycling trips across the city. Replica worked with CDOT to analyze biking trends across the entire city, while exploring the characteristics of people and trips that saw the greatest changes. The analysis validated the agency’s “Chicago Cycling Strategy” and its approach to creating a cycling system that better serves everyone, with a focus on providing low-stress options, working with community stakeholders, and filling gaps in the citywide network.

Dave Smith, Director of Complete Streets at CDOT confirms, “Chicago has seen a huge growth in biking in recent years, a trend that has been true across demographics and in every neighborhood. Replica data reflects what we’ve been seeing and hearing across communities – interest and enthusiasm for biking throughout Chicago has never been greater.”

The graphic below summarizes the analysis completed by CDOT, Replica, and Sam Schwartz. It is a great example of the power of trip-level bike and ped data, at region scale, to both prioritize active transportation infrastructure and measure the impact of specific investments.

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