|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 5||Improve the reporting and analysis of bicycle crashes.|
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.
Identify the probable causes of the crashes; injury types and trends; and other relevant issues, including sidewalk bicycling, wrong-way bicycling, nighttime bicycling without required equipment, failure to obey right of way rules, and crashes in driveways, parking lots, and trails. Consider examining ambulance, emergency room, hospital discharge, and mortality data in addition to police accident data.
|Peformance Measure||Identify 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.|
|Tracker Notes||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.|
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