Chicago like many other cities is trying to become greener. Some of the things the city is doing to create green transportation is by having green public transit, the make way for people program and green taxi’s. One of the things they have done to accomplish this goal is creating a safer way to bike around the city. Not only are they making the city safer to ride in but they are also making bicycles available for the public to rent and use. This work is starting to pay off because Chicago is known as being one of the best large cities in the nation for biking.
Commuting to and from places is a big part of peoples life in Chicago. The city has more than 200 miles of lanes running all around the city made specifically for cyclist. This includes the city’s famous lakefront trail. The city has also recently installed Divvy Bike stations all around the city. As of 2015 there are 475 Divvy stations all around the city providing commuters with bikes to rent and use. By 2020 the city has aimed to “provide a bicycle accommodation within half-mile of every Chicagoan”. According to the City of Chicago 2012 bicycle crash analysis,” Since 2000, the number of bicycle commuters has increased by 150 percent”. Chicago has made biking accessible convenient while simultaneously decreased traffic congestion but is helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions that driving a car would cause.