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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 7

Objective Four:
Ensure that local laws address the rights and responsibilities of Chicago’s bicyclists.

Strategies

4.1 Amend the Chicago Municipal Code so that it is consistent with state law and national best practices. Revise the code so that the bicycle regulations are consistent with appropriate regulations in the Illinois Vehicle Code and Uniform Vehicle Code. Eliminate duplicate items or incorporate them by reference.
4.1.1 Performance Measures: Identify appropriate changes in 2006. Amend the Chicago Municipal Code in 2007.
   
4.2 Establish and publicize new penalties for reckless driving that endangers the lives of bicyclists. Meaningful penalties help reduce the number of severe bicyclist injuries and the need for enforcement efforts, especially if they are widely publicizedI've. Publicize as a component of the annual publicity campaign recommended in Strategy 3.3.
4.2.1 Performance Measures: Determine appropriate penalties by 2007. Establish penalties by 2008.

Possible Funding

Minimal cost.

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