|Chapter 2||Bicycle-friendly Streets: While bicycling is permitted on all streets in Chicago (except expressways) many factors discourage bicycle use, including narrow travel lanes, congested roads, and uneven pavement. This chapter identifies ways to make Chicago's streets more bicycle-friendly.|
|Objective 1||Accommodate bicycling in every city, county, and state road construction, resurfacing, streetscape, and traffic calming project.|
Make new and reconstructed intersections bicycle-friendly wherever possible, to reduce the higher incidence of bicycle crashes at or near intersections.
Bicycle-friendly intersections should have appropriate lane widths, pavement markings, and adequate signal time for bicyclists to cross safely. Where appropriate, include bike lanes and/or new demand actuated traffic signals that detect bicycles.
|Peformance Measure||Develop bicycle-friendly intersection design standards by 2007; arrange city, county and state approval and use by 2008.|
|Tracker Notes||Status unknown. I've not heard of such bicycle-friendly intersection design standards for Chicago.|
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