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Providing convenient, secure places to park is an inexpensive and effective
way to encourage bicycling. This chapter identifies five objectives designed
to increase the availability of short-term (less than two hours) and
long-term (e.g., indoor) bike parking throughout Chicago.
Chicago Department of Transportation’s bike parking program (Objective
partnering with universities, hospitals, and other institutions to install
bike parking on their properties. Another strategy is to help establish
bike parking inside office buildings, since this is a key way to encourage
people to bicycle to work.
Installing bike parking with new development
and construction (Objective 2) will significantly increase the number
of bike parking spaces, at minimal cost to the city. Providing bike parking
at train stations (Objective 3) will encourage
bicycling and increase transit ridership.
Providing bike parking at large
events and sports facilities (Objective 4)
encourages people to bicycle to these venues. Strategies include providing
valet bike parking at large events, such as the Chicago Jazz Festival and
the Chicago Air and Water Show, and establishing indoor or sheltered bike
parking at large sports facilities.
Encouraging bike storage at multi-family
residential buildings (Objective
establishing indoor bike parking and outdoor bike parking sheds for long-term
Provide convenient and secure short-term and long-term bike parking
Install 5,000 bike racks and 1,000 long-term bike parking spaces
installed by 2015.
- Expand the Chicago Department of Transportation’s bike parking program.
bike parking with new development and construction.
- Provide bike
parking at train stations. (See Chapter 4: Transit; Objective
- Provide bike parking at large events and sports facilities.
bike storage facilities at existing multi-family residential