Provide interactive online mapping to enable bicyclists to develop personalized maps.

Strategy 1.5.4 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 5Help current and potential bicyclists choose safe, convenient routes.

Strategy 4

Provide interactive online mapping to enable bicyclists to develop personalized maps.

Enhance the Bicycle Program's Web site to enable bicyclists to input the addresses of their origin and destination and receive detailed maps, much like motorists can get. Bicyclists would easily find out what bikeways are available within the specified area and be able to print customized maps.

Peformance MeasureAdd an interactive online mapping feature to the Bicycle Program's Web site by 2007.
Tracker NotesThis never happened. There are, however, other options that eventually came out, in 2009: Google Maps added bicycling directions that used odd data sources that included phantom bikeways (even though the City of Chicago did provide them with accurate data); RTA launched GoRoo, a multimodal trip planner. As such, this strategy is no longer needed.

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