Chicago's Bus Friendly Streets:
Route Report Cards

Wards Include 33, 35, 38, 39, 44, 45, 46, 47

80 Irving Park

Wards Included 33, 35, 38, 39, 44, 45, 46, 47

11,204 riders a day, with about 8 an hour

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Ridership 11,204 /day
Frequency about 8 /hour

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Average Speed of 8.9 MPH
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Slowest Segment

The three wards with the slowest average speeds along the route.

39th Ward
6.4 mph
#39th Ward
47th Ward
7.6 mph
#47th Ward
45th Ward
7.8 mph
#45th Ward

9.1%

0%

20%

Approximately 9.1% of buses bunched
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Most Bunching

The three wards with the most bunching along the route.

44th Ward
13.6%
#44th Ward
39th Ward
12.4%
#39th Ward
46th Ward
11.3%
#46th Ward
Solution:
Prioritize Buses on City Streets

Every day, Chicagoans take 826,322 rides on our city’s buses, connecting them to jobs, schools, healthcare, and other services while taking up far less space than cars. Too often these buses are getting stuck in traffic and service is slow and unreliable. Ways to improve bus service now:

Add more bus lanes with effective and equitable enforcement

Speed up boarding with tap and go payment at all doors

Give buses priority at traffic lights

Why do buses matter?

Buses move many more people than cars yet take up a fraction of the space on city streets. 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. However, upgrading bus service is not a priority for the mayor and city council. Let’s ask our elected officials to prioritize bus service on city streets to create a world class network with fast and reliable service that serves ALL Chicagoans!

Interested in this methodology? Want to learn more about the campaign? Go to activetrans.org/busreportcards or contact Julia Gerasimenko at julia@activetrans.org or 312-216-0489.
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