As Chicago strives to become a more connected, prosperous and equitable city, elected officials and transit agency leaders must act to improve bus service. Since 2012, bus ridership in Chicago has decreased by 21 percent. Chicago’s Bus Friendly Streets Report Cards demonstrate how a lack of bus lanes and other bus priority features are contributing to the ridership drop and what city leaders can do about it.
On each report card, we offer three expert-recommended strategies for improving bus service in Chicago. These proven strategies are used successfully by many other transit agencies around the nation and the world.
Without more investment in bus service, Chicago risks more people abandoning transit for transportation options that are more expensive and less efficient, healthy and green. Sign up as a Back on the Bus volunteer to learn how you can use these report cards to fight for improvements in your neighborhood.
Click on the ward or route in your neighborhood to see the full report card. (Not sure which ward you live or work in? Use the city’s ward look up tool.)
Share out the report cards using the Facebook or Twitter icons or print out the report cards to take to your local alderman using the PDF icon, all in the upper right hand corner of each report card.