Bike Lane Uprising empowers cyclists to report blocked bike lanes, make roads safer

Chicago – City officials have quickly come to appreciate the information produced by Bike Lane Uprising, a web-based reporting platform where volunteer users report bike lane obstructions all around the city. Detailed monthly reports of where bike lanes are most often blocked, as well as documenting repeat offenders, gives the city useful data that could result in meaningful safety improvements for bikers.

“Instead of the city and alderman getting thousands of complaints from constituents, they’re getting access to one dashboard view of maps and heat maps and a data analysis,” Whitehouse says. “As I’ve begun to build relationships around the city, the one thing I think everyone notices is that we’re not just pointing fingers, we’re trying to identify ways we can actually be a part of the solution.”