|Chapter 7||Law Enforcement and Crash Analysis: More than 1000 bicycle accidents are reported to the Chicago Police Department every year,1 with thousands more unreported. Effective enforcement of traffic laws, based on an understanding of the circumstances of bicycle crashes, will reduce the frequency and severity of these injuries.|
|Objective 3||Focus enforcement efforts on traffic violations that pose the greatest threats to bicyclist safety.|
Increase enforcement at locations with a disproportionately high number of bicycle crashes and injuries.
Targeting enforcement at locations with more bicycle crashes is an effective use of limited enforcement resources. Enforcement efforts should include the Lakefront Trail and popular bike lanes.
|Peformance Measure||Reduce the incidence of bicycle crashes and injuries at the top 15-25 crash locations by 5 percent annually, beginning in 2006.|
|Tracker Notes||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.|
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