City of Chicago Outlines Plans to Curb Racing, Stunt Riding by Large Groups of Motorcyclists

The city is developing plans to curb drag racing and stunt riding by large groups of motorcyclists along city streets and Lake Shore Drive during warm weather, officials from the Chicago Police Department and Office of Emergency Management and Communications said Thursday.

“Your concerns are our concerns,” OEMC Executive Director Rich Guidice told aldermen at a City Council Committee on Public Safety hearing Thursday, saying officials have set an internal goal to address the dangerous problem this spring and summer. Aldermen pressed Guidice and representatives from the police department on staffing needs, what laws officers can and should enforce, and new technology that can be deployed.