and Crash Analysis
Chicago has become a much better city for bicycling since the
Bike 2000 Plan was prepared in 1992. A 315-mile bikeway network is in
place; 10,000 bike racks provide convenient parking throughout the city;
city agencies now consider bicycle issues as part of their mandates;
and a Bicycle Program with professional staff is established at the Chicago
Department of Transportation.
A new vision is now necessary given the
serious challenges Chicago faces – poor air quality, increasing traffic
congestion, higher gasoline prices and ballooning obesity rates. This vision
is provided in the Bike 2015 Plan with its 150 strategies. By creating a
transportation system that fully supports and encourages bicycling, Chicago
will become a more attractive place to live and work.