Color the pavement at selected bikeway locations to alert motorists and bicyclists of conflict areas and assign the right-of-way to bicyclists.

Strategy 1.3.1 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 3Use innovative designs to expand and enhance the bikeway network.

Strategy 1

Color the pavement at selected bikeway locations to alert motorists and bicyclists of conflict areas and assign the right-of-way to bicyclists.

Increasing the visibility of bikeways reduces the number and severity of conflicts between motor vehicles and bicycles. If successful, expand initiative.

Peformance MeasureEstablish colored bike lanes at 5-10 locations in 2006; evaluate their use in 2007.
Tracker NotesColored bike lanes were established at 4 locations (in 2007, I believe), evaluated in 2008 or 2009, but the results of the evaluation were never released. Locations are: SB Halsted at Roosevelt, NB Elston at Division, SB Lincoln at Webster, NB Dearborn at Chicago. Are there other locations?

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