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Executive Summary

Introduction

Chapter 1
Bikeway Network

Chapter 2
Bicycle-friendly Streets

Chapter 3
Bike Parking

Chapter 4
Transit

Chapter 5
Education

Chapter 6
Marketing and
Health Promotion

Chapter 7
Law Enforcement
and Crash Analysis

Chapter 8
Bicycle Messengers

Conclusion

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Chapter 1

Objective One
Add new bike lanes and signed bike routes.

Strategies

1.1 Establish the bike lanes recommended in the Streets for Cycling Plan. Fifty of the 125 miles of new bike lanes proposed in this plan have not been established to date. Wherever possible, establish these bike lanes as part of other roadway projects to provide new paved surfaces and reduce installation costs.
1.1.1 Performance Measures: Establish 10 miles of bike lanes by 2007, and an additional 10 miles by 2010.
1.1.2 Best Practices: Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR
   
1.2 Establish bike lanes at locations that are not identified in the Streets for Cycling Plan. Opportunities for new bike lanes exist beyond the locations identified in the Streets for Cycling Plan in 2000. For example, bike lanes might be appropriate with new development, reconstructed roads, or to connect to new trails. Wherever possible, establish these bike lanes as part of other roadway projects to provide new paved surfaces and reduce installation costs.
1.2.1 Performance Measures: Determine locations by 2007. Establish 26 miles of bike lanes by 2015.

   
1.3 Establish shared bus/bike lanes. Exclusive lanes for buses and bicycles provide faster bus service and safer routes for bicycling. Three bus/bike lanes are currently established in Chicago. If successful, expand initiative.
1.3.1 Performance Measure: Establish 2 – 3 bus/bike lanes by 2008.
1.3.2 Best Practices: Philadelphia, PA; Madison, WI; Tucson, AZ; Paris, France
   
1.4 Continue signing the bike routes identified in the Streets for Cycling Plan. One hundred and fifty miles of specially designed signs were installed in 2005 to direct bicyclists whenever their route changes and advise them of the direction and distance to their destination.
1.4.1 Performance Measure: Sign an additional 85 miles of bike routes by 2009.
1.4.2 Best Practices: Chicago, IL; Portland, OR; Muenster, Germany

Possible Funding

Federal and state transportation programs including the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, Surface Transportation Program, Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, Hazard Elimination Fund, and motor fuel taxes; Illinois Department of Transportation; Cook County Highway Department; Chicago Department of Transportation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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