Upcoming events for May and June


Photo of Chicagoan bicycling across the Kinzie Street bridge by John Iwanski. 

This is your sustainable transportation upcoming events calendar, with 20 events. You can subscribe to our events calendar via Google Calendar.


Monday, May 28 is the extended deadline for the Bike Video PSA. The competition, sponsored by Goose Island, Bike Chicago (Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events), Bicycle Film Festival, and The Chainlink, began in early May. Read our earlier post.

Tuesday, May 29 is the Wolf Point skyscraper development meeting, a project that intends to bring over 1,000 car parking spaces to an already congested area. The meeting, while not required by any law or policy, is being called by 42nd Ward Alderman Reilly. “The Hines Development Team will present their proposed plan for the site; discuss their Traffic Study (commissioned at my request); and answer your questions about the Proposal.”

Holiday Inn, Wolf Point Ballroom
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL

Wednesday, May 30
RTA board meeting

8:30 AM
175 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

Thursday, May 31, two events

1. BRT discussion hosted by Metropolitan Planning Council. The CTA’s BRT project manager Chris Ziemann will be in attendance. “Join us at Floyd’s Pub with special guests Josh Ellis and Peter Skosey from Metropolitan Planning Council and Chris Ziemann from the Chicago Transit Authority for discussion on Bus Rapid Transit. The event will include a short tour of Western Avenue where our guests will point out opportunities and challenges of retrofitting a street with BRT.”

Floyds Pub
1944 N Oakley Ave
Chicago, IL

2. Second of four Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 draft network meetings. Read about the first meeting.

Gary Comer Youth Center
7200 S. Ingleside Ave
Chicago, IL


Friday, June 1 is Transport Chicago conference.

211 E Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL

Wednesday, June 6, two events

1. Third of four Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 draft network meetings.

Douglas Park Cultural and Community Center, Ballroom
1401 S Sacramento Dr
Chicago, IL 60623

2. Ticket to ride BRT meeting

Saturday, June 9, three events

1. Fourth of four Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 draft network meetings.

77 S Dearborn, lobby
Chicago, IL 60603

2. Kidical Mass is always the second Saturday of each month.

Palmer Square Park
3064 W Palmer Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647

3. Cargo Bike Roll Call, second annual, will be held again at West Town Bikes, from 6 PM to 11 PM.

2459 W Division Street
Chicago, IL 60622

Tuesday, June 12

Western and Ashland Corridors BRT Open House. The purpose of this meeting is to: Introduce the project and the Alternatives Analysis (AA) process. The AA is a study of the potential impacts of the various project options. Each option or “alternative” includes different features and service plans. Provide additional information to the public about the project. Solicit feedback from the community on the project. All begin at 5:30 PM and end at 7:30 PM.

1438 W. 63rd Street
Chicago, IL 60636

Wednesday, June 13, three events

1. CTA board meeting, 10 AM

CTA Headquarters, board room, second floor
567 W Lake Street
Chicago, IL

2. Quarterly Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council (MBAC) meeting

3PM – 4:30PM
City Hall
121 N. LaSalle
Room 1103

3. Western and Ashland Corridors BRT Open House; see details above.

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
2501 W Addison Street
Chicago, IL 60618

Thursday, June 14

Western and Ashland Corridors BRT Open House; see details above.

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
936 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622

Friday, June 15

Bike To Work Day Rally, 7:30 AM. Make sure your company is signed up for the Bike Commuter Challenge to compete with other companies and see who can get the most employees to bike to work from Saturday, June 9, to Friday, June 15.

Monday, June 24th, to Wednesday, June 27th

2012 ITE Midwestern District & TRB 4th Urban Street Symposium Conference. Read more details.

Holiday Inn Mart Plaza
350 W Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654

Saturday, June 30

12th Ward bike ride with Alderman Cardenas. Participants can come and enjoy a bike through a portion of the City’s Boulevard system and enjoy the site of the 12th Ward as well as participate in all kinds of fun events, refreshments and food to be provided.

9 AM to 2 PM
Home Depot Parking Lot
4555 S Western Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60609


The Regional Transportation Authority has three grant program for municipalities to receive funding to improve their transit access. Programs are Community Planning, Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC), and Innovation, Coordination, and Enhancement (ICE). The City of Chicago recently used an ICE grant to build high-capacity, sheltered bike parking at 6 train stations. Read more details on RTA’s website.

Updated May 30, 2012, 15:23, to enhance listings and add new events. 

8 thoughts on “Upcoming events for May and June”

  1. Thanks for adding the Bike Commuter Challenge, guys!  Please edit your entry to reflect that Bike to Work Week begins June 9, however – we don’t want to exclude those who bike to work on the weekends!

  2. Thank you for this as well as the additional details in the left column under “Upcoming Events”. I’m looking forward to the CTA BRT meetings.

    1. You’re welcome. Currently the upcoming events sidebar doesn’t completely match this post. The post has more events – I need to finish adding events to the sidebar calendar. 

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