The 21st Show

Bike Lanes, Safety, And Equity


Reginald Hardwick/Illinois Newsroom

Sidewalks, bike lanes and side paths have long been left off of Illinois’ transportation budget, but a new law is all about to change that. The state’s now required to fully fund the cost of walking and biking infrastructure on state roads—a big difference from the 20% it's been responsible for in the past. The 21st was joined by an assistant professor of Urban and Regional Planning and the Vice President of C-U Safe Routes to School Project. 


Lindsay M. Braun, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Cynthia Hoyle

Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners | League Cycling Instructor | C-U Safe Routes to School, Chair | Ride Illinois Board of Directors | Adjunct Instructor Urban and Regional Planning University of Illinois



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