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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

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Chapter 2

Objective Two:
Increase bicyclist safety and comfort on streets outside the bikeway network.

Strategy

2.1 Implement measures on selected roads with bikeways to reduce speeding and encourage bicycle use. Fast driving is dangerous and discourages people from bicycling. Potential improvements include, where appropriate, curb extensions, striping, planted medians, textured crosswalks and gateway treatments. All improvements should accommodate emergency, snow removal, and mass transit vehicles.
2.1.1 Performance Measure: Test measures at 5 – 10 locations by 2015.
2.1.2 Best Practices: Portland, OR; Vancouver, WA

Possible Funding

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

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