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Plan Contents

Executive Summary


Chapter 1
Bikeway Network

Chapter 2
Bicycle-friendly Streets

Chapter 3
Bike Parking

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6
Marketing and
Health Promotion

Chapter 7
Law Enforcement
and Crash Analysis

Chapter 8
Bicycle Messengers





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Bike 2015 Plan

Chicagoland Bicycle Federation

Project coordinated by
Ben Gomberg, Bicycle Program Coordinator,
Chicago Department of Transportation

Funded by
Grant from the Unified Work Program (UWP) received from
the Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS)

Approved by
The Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council on September 21, 2005

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This plan was developed by the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council. The Council was formed in the fall of 1991 for the purpose of developing strategies to make bicycling a more convenient and attractive transportation alternative, for both commuters and recreational users. The Council includes representatives from the bicycling and business communities, environmental organizations, and government agencies, including the:

• Chicago Cycling Club
• Chicagoland Bicycle Federation
• Friends of the Parks
• Messenger Service Association of Illinois
• Chicago Area Transportation Study (CATS)
• Chicago Park District
• Chicago Transit Authority

• City of Chicago

  • Department of the Environment
  • Department of Planning and Development
  • Department of Police
  • Department of Transportation
  • Mayor's Office of Special Events


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