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.

Tracker Notes describe the status of a strategy and are developed using information from any and all sources.

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List of strategies in Chapter 7: Law Enforcement and Crash Analysis

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NumberStatusStrategyDeadlinesPerformance MeasuresTracker Notes
7.1.1image of colored circle Report regularly to the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council on bicycle enforcement and crash analysis issues. 2006, 2015Chicago Police continue attending the quarterly meetings of the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council. Submit an annual report on the Chicago Police Department's bicycle enforcement and crash analysis efforts to the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council, beginning in 2006.I've never seen such a report or heard about the Chicago Police Department's bicycle enforcement and crash analysis efforts.
7.2.1image of colored circle Establish a bicycling module in the Chicago Police Department's Training Academy curriculum.2007Add a bicycle module to the academy curriculum by 2007.A video was created and shown to police officers. You can view it online.
7.2.2image of colored circle Educate Chicago police officers on specific enforcement issues. 2007Issue 2 bicycle Action Alerts per year by 2007. Screen an Enforcement for Bicycle Safety video at roll calls in all 25 police districts each year, beginning in 2007.I don't know if Action Alerts are being issued, but the Enforcement for Bicycle Safety was created and shown to all police officers. It can be viewed online.
7.3.1image of colored circle Publicize and enforce the ordinance prohibiting the parking of motor vehicles in bike lanes. 2005, 2006Enforce the ordinance between May and October, particularly at the 15-025 worst locations in Chicago, beginning in 2005. Publicize enforcement efforts with an annual press release, beginning in 2005. Post "No Parking in Bike Lane" signs at the 25 worst locations for double parking in 2006.I've never seen the "No Parking in Bike Lane" signs nor heard of their presence. Bike lane enforcement has been extremely weak, issuing less than 10 each year from 2007 to 2011.
7.3.2image of colored circle Increase enforcement at locations with a disproportionately high number of bicycle crashes and injuries.2006, 2015Reduce the incidence of bicycle crashes and injuries at the top 15-25 crash locations by 5 percent annually, beginning in 2006.CDOT will receive the first ever (to my knowledge) crash analysis report later in 2012, which will identify the top crash locations. Have any of their incidence rates been reduced? I highly doubt it, positing that, if there's been any change, it's been an increase.
7.3.3image of colored circle Develop and implement an enforcement program targeting motorist behaviors that are the greatest threats to bicyclist safety.2006, 2010Stage education and enforcement campaigns in 3-5 police districts per year, beginning in 2006. Increase to 5-10 police districts per year by 2010. Publicize beforehand to encourage voluntary compliance.Status unknown.
7.3.4image of colored circle Develop and implement an enforcement program targeting particularly dangerous bicycling.2006, 2010Stage education and enforcement campaigns in 3-5 police districts per year, beginning in 2006. Increase to 5-10 police districts per year by 2010. Publicize beforehand to encourage voluntary compliance.Status unknown.
7.4.1image of colored circle Amend the Chicago Municipal Code so that it is consistent with state law and national best practices. 2006, 2007Identify appropriate changes in 2006. Amend the Chicago Municipal Code in 2007.Status unknown.
7.4.2image of colored circle Establish and publicize new penalties for reckless driving that endangers the lives of bicyclists. 2007, 2008Determine appropriate penalties by 2007. Establish penalties by 2008Status unknown.
7.5.1image of colored circle Determine how to improve the level and quality of reporting of bicycle crashes.2007Prepare report with recommendations how to improve the reporting of bicycle crashes by 2007.Status unknown. This is a "champion" issue of mine, having written about it for about a year on Steven Can Plan and Grid Chicago.
7.5.2image of colored circle Identify locations with a high number of bicycle crashes; determine the primary factors contributing to these crashes; and implement appropriate engineering, education, and enforcement and countermeasures.2007Identify locations every 2 years, beginning in 2007. Implement countermeasures at 5-10 problem areas per year, beginning in 2007. Submit an annual report with recommendations to prevent bicycle crashes to the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council, beginning in 2007.Status unknown. CDOT will receive its first ever (to my knowledge) crash analysis report later in 2012. I've never seen an annual report delivered to MBAC.

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