Identify and immediately replace grates that trap bicycle wheels.

Strategy 1.6.4 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 6Prioritize ongoing maintenance and repair of the bikeway network.

Strategy 4

Identify and immediately replace grates that trap bicycle wheels.

Sewer grates currently installed in Chicago are “bicycle friendly.” Some existing grates are dangerous, however. Place new and replacement grates outside the bikeway, where possible.

Peformance MeasureEstablish and implement procedures in 2006 to identify dangerous grates and have them replaced as soon as possible.
Tracker NotesStatus unknown. They may all be replaced by now. I believe Chicagoland Bicycle Federation petitioned CDOT to fix many of these grates.

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