Establish the bike lanes recommended in the Streets for Cycling Plan.

Strategy 1.1.1 Details

Chapter 1Bikeway Network: "Bikeways" are streets and trails specifically designed for bicycle travel. Bikeways help bicyclists feel comfortable riding, whether on streets with heavy motor-vehicle traffic or on off-street trails. Surveys consistently indicate that providing bikeways is the most effective way to encourage bicycling.
Objective 1Add new bike lanes and signed bike routes.

Strategy 1

Establish the bike lanes recommended in the Streets for Cycling Plan.

Fifty of the 125 miles of new bike lanes proposed in this plan have not been established to date. Wherever possible, establish these bike lanes as part of other roadway projects to provide new paved surfaces and reduce installation costs.

Peformance MeasureEstablish 10 miles of bike lanes by 2007, and an additional 10 miles by 2010.
Tracker NotesThe performance measures have been achieved, but I don't know if the additional bike lane miles were of bike lanes identified in the Streets for Cycling Plan of 2000. I have never seen the Streets for Cycling Plan from 2000. Is it online? What streets does it list?

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Status Updates

04-07-2012The Chicago Department of Transportation and its contractors, which include Sam Schwartz Engineering, Jacobs Engineering, Alta Planning + Design, and Active Transportation Alliance, have gathered input from the public via 4 meetings (held in December 2011, January and February 2012), and from the 9 districts (many of which [all?] had their own outreach events). This input is going towards the creation of the Streets for Cycling 2020 Plan, the draft form of which should be ready at the June 2012 MBAC meeting. Steven Vance

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