CDOT Begins Construction on Milwaukee Avenue Improvements

Construction began today on the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT)’s pilot of near-term improvements for people walking, biking, riding transit, and driving on Milwaukee Avenue between Western Avenue and Division Street. The Vision Zero High Crash Corridor project features enhanced crossings, upgraded bicycle facilities, and bus stop optimization throughout the corridor. To complement these improvements, the posted speed limit will be […]

City Council Passes Truck Side Guard Ordinance

City Council Passes Ordinance Requiring City Contractors to Install Low-Cost Safety Equipment on Large Trucks As part of Vision Zero, installation of side guards and convex mirrors on large trucks will reduce severity and risk of injuries from crashes.   Mayor’s Press Office    312.744.3334 / press@cityofchicago.org Mike Claffey, Chicago Department of Transportation    312.744.0707 / Michael.Claffey@cityofchicago.org   Mayor Rahm Emanuel […]

Mayor Emanuel and CDOT Introduce Truck Side Guard Ordinance

Mayor Emanuel and CDOT Introduce Ordinance Requiring City Contractors to Install Low Cost Safety Equipment on Large Trucks As part of Vision Zero, Installation of Side Guards and Convex Mirrors on Large Trucks Have Proven Effective in Reducing Severity and Risk of Injuries from Crashes   Mayor’s Press Office    312.744.3334 / press@cityofchicago.org Mike Claffey, Chicago Department […]

Mayor Emanuel Unveils Vision Zero Action Plan Designed to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities and Serious Injuries Across Chicago

Mayor Emanuel Unveils Vision Zero Action Plan Designed to Eliminate Traffic Fatalities and Serious Injuries Across Chicago Interdepartmental effort addresses traffic safety as a public health and equity issue; will engage community residents and coordinate efforts to increase roadway safety for all Mayor’s Press Office    312.744.3334 View on the City of Chicago website. | Download a PDF of […]

Mayor Launches Vision Zero Initiative

Mayor Emanuel Launches Vision Zero Chicago Initiative To Eliminate Traffic Fatalities And Serious Injuries Across The City Interdepartmental Action Plan Will Coordinate Efforts to Increase the Safety of Roadways for All Users Mike Claffey    312.744.0707 / Michael.Claffey@cityofchicago.org Susan Hofer    312.742-2006 / Susan.Hofer@cityofchicago.org Mayor Emanuel today announced the City of Chicago is renewing its commitment to saving lives […]