Check the status of the 153 strategies in Chicago's Bike 2015 Plan, which was approved by City Council in 2005. This is a product of Grid Chicago. Please submit corrections, updates, or insights in the comments.

A strategy is a thing someone or some agency (and not necessarily the City of Chicago) is supposed to do in order to reach the goals of the Bike 2015 Plan: reduce injuries and increase the number of trips by bike.

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List of strategies in Chapter 4: Transit

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NumberStatusStrategyDeadlinesPerformance MeasuresTracker Notes
4.1.1image of colored circle Assign coordination of the CTA strategies recommended in this chapter to a specific position at the CTA.Designate the position in 2005. Submit an annual report to the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council on the implementation of the CTA's strategies identified in this chapter, beginning in 2005.This position has been designated. The position has been held by Amy Malick, Todd Bapton, Dan Thomas, and is currently held by Robert Vance.
4.1.2image of colored circle Lower the minimum permitted age for passengers with bicycles to board CTA trains and buses. Lower the minimum permitted age for passengers with bicycles to 14 by 2006.Status unknown.
4.1.3image of colored circle Instruct CTA station attendants to provide clear directions and timely assistance to bicyclists.Incorporate a bike-transit module in new employee training by 2007.Status unknown.
4.1.4image of colored circle Provide bicycle access in the planning, design, and operation of new and refurbished CTA stations and trains.Prepare planning, design, and operational guidelines on providing bicycle access to CTA stations and trains by 2007. Widely distribute to appropriate staff and consultants.Status unknown.
4.1.5image of colored circle Post signs publicizing the bike-transit connection. Install signs at 10-25 stations by 2008 and at 25-50 additional stations by 2015.I don't think this has happened.
4.1.6image of colored circle Increase the number of bicycles that can be stored on CTA trains. 2008Test 3 to 5 methods for bicycle storage in CTA trains by 2008.I don't know if this has happened.
4.2.1image of colored circle Encourage Metra to permit bicycles on their trains on a year-round basis.Encourage Metra to allow bicycles on their trains on a year-round basis, beginning in 2006.Metra allows bicycles on their trains on a daily, year-round basis. This is heavily due to the advocacy of the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation.
4.2.2image of colored circle Encourage Metra to provide bicycle access in the planning, design, and operation of new and refurbished stations and trains.Encourage Metra to prepare planning, design, and operational guidelines on providing bicycle access to their stations and trains by 2007.It's unknown if Metra has created such guidelines.
4.2.3image of colored circle Encourage Metra to provide convenient bicycle access and storage on new and refurbished trains.Encourage Metra to develop and implement planning, engineering, and operational guidelines for accommodating bicycles on new and refurbished Metra trains by 2007.It's unknown if this has happened.
4.2.4image of colored circle Encourage the posting of signs publicizing the bike-transit connection. 2008Encourage Metra to install signs at 10-20 stations by 2008.I don't know of any signs posted.
4.2.5image of colored circle Encourage Metra to increase the number of bicycles that can be stored on their trains. Encourage Metra to test 3-5 methods for bicycle storage in their trains by 2009.Status unknown.
4.3.1image of colored circle Continue equipping all CTA and Pace buses with bike racks and immediately repairing or replacing damaged racks.Equip all new buses with bike racks; repair or replace damaged bike racks immediately.All CTA and Pace buses have bike racks.
4.4.1image of colored circle Continue installing bike racks outside train stations.Improve bike parking outside 5-10 stations per year, beginning in 2006. Bike racks installed outside every CTA and Metra station in Chicago by 2007.I believe all CTA stations in Chicago have bike parking. The CTA does an annual inventory of bike parking spaces.
4.4.2image of colored circle Continue installing bike racks inside existing train stations.Install bike racks inside an additional 10-25 CTA stations by 2007.I don't know if bike racks were installed inside 10-25 CTA stations by 2007, but they are installed inside where possible (by CTA or CDOT).
4.4.3image of colored circle Test the viability of long-term bike parking at train stations.Test 3-5 long-term bike parking options, including lockers, by 2007.Status unknown.
4.4.4image of colored circle Consider providing indoor bike parking during the planning, design, and construction of new and reconstructed train stations. 2007CTA, Metra and the Chicago Department of Transportation develop and apply guidelines for providing indoor bike parking in new and reconstructed train stations by 2007. Widely distribute to appropriate staff and consultants, beginning in 2007.I don't think this has happened.
4.4.5image of colored circle Maintain bicycle access during train station remodeling and reconstruction.2007Develop and implement a policy for maintaining bicycle access during train station construction by 2007.I don't know if such a policy exists.
4.4.6image of colored circle Provide bike parking whenever park-and-ride facilities are established or expanded.Install bike parking whenever park-and-ride facilities are established or expanded, beginning in 2007.Status unknown.
4.4.7image of colored circle Post signs at train stations publicizing the availability of bike parking.Install signs at 10-25 stations with bike parking by 2007 and at 25-50 additional stations by 2015.Many CTA stations have signs telling people to lock bikes only to bike racks. Some CTA stations have signs indicating the location of bike racks. I don't know the status of these signs at Metra stations.
4.4.8image of colored circle Establish another bicycle station. 2007, 2009Complete feasibility study and business plan by 2007; complete bicycle station design by 2009; construct by 2010.A feasibility study was conducted, and a location selected (Ogilvie Transportation Center). It was not built.
4.4.9image of colored circle Establish large bike parking areas at select CTA and Metra train stations.2007, 2010Complete feasibility study by 2007; complete designs for 3-5 bike parking areas by 2009; construct by 2010.This is in progress. Large bike parking areas will be established at five additional stations (I worked on this project). The four from 2007 (actually 2008) are Damen Blue, Jefferson Park Blue, Midway Orange, and Sox-35th Red.
4.5.1image of colored circle Determine how to increase the number of people who combine bicycling and transit use.2006 Conduct annual customer surveys and user counts of the CTA's Bike & Ride program, beginning in 2006. Encourage Metra to conduct similar surveys and counts.Both CTA and Metra conduct user counts. Each conducts a bike parking count annually, but rarely conduct station access counts. I don't know when the last time either has done a station access count. The RTAMS website shows the latest Metra station access count as being conducted in 2006. I don't know if any of the various surveys either transit agency has conducted included questions about barriers to bike-transit use.
4.5.2image of colored circle Promote the bike-transit connection to increase usage.2006, 2008Bike to transit marketing report completed in 2006. Implement major recommendations by 2008.I've not heard of a bike to transit marketing report being completed. However, the bike to transit "connection" is promoted on the Chicago Bike Map, on the websites of Chicago Bicycle Program, the CTA, and Metra, and the various agencies have produced a video showing how to load and unload bicycles from bus racks.
4.5.3image of colored circle Widely publicize the bike-transit option.Issue 1-2 press releases per year publicizing the bike-transit option, beginning in 2006. Add links to the Bicycle Program's Web site on the CTA, Metra, Pace, RTA, and Mayor's Office of Special Events Web sites in 2006.While I don't know if 1-2 press releases per year are issued to publicize the bike-transit option, I do know that all of those websites talk about biking to transit, and that it's mentioned on few promotional materials (it should be standard).
4.5.4image of colored circle Feature a Bike to Transit Week during the annual Bike Chicago festival.2006, 2015Stage an annual Bike to Transit Week, beginning in 2006.I don't think this has happened.
4.5.4image of colored circle Promote bike-transit use in existing transit incentive programs.2006Promote bike-transit use in the CTA's U-Pass, New Residents, and Transit Benefit programs, beginning in 2006.Status unknown.
4.5.6image of colored circle Partner with the Safe Routes to School and Bike to Campus programs to encourage high school and university students to combine bicycle and transit trips.2007, 2015Revise the Safe Routes to School and Bike to Campus programs to promote bike-transit use, beginning in 2007.Status unknown.

Created by Steven Vance for Grid Chicago on January 29, 2012.