|Chapter 4||Transit: Bicycling and public transportation are each alternatives to the private automobile. For many people, however, neither form of transportation can compete with the automobile's travel range, flexibility, and speed. But when bicycling and public transit trips are combined, they can be as convenient as car trips, and are often quicker and more relaxing, without the automobile's environmental impacts. This chapter identifies five objectives designed to improve bicyclists' access to transit.|
|Objective 4||Provide bike parking at train stations.|
Establish large bike parking areas at select CTA and Metra train stations.
Indoor or weather-protected bike parking will be established at four CTA stations in 2007. Prepare a feasibility study to determine the best locations to establish similar bike parking at three to five additional stations. Determine capacity and costs, using methodology established in the CTA/CDOT effort and the CTA's Bicycle Parking Design Guidelines. Develop designs that provide, at a minimum: secure bike parking, either inside the station or protected from the weather; convenient access; signage; and lighting.
|Peformance Measure||Complete feasibility study by 2007; complete designs for 3-5 bike parking areas by 2009; construct by 2010.|
|Tracker Notes||This is in progress. Large bike parking areas will be established at five additional stations (I worked on this project). The four from 2007 (actually 2008) are Damen Blue, Jefferson Park Blue, Midway Orange, and Sox-35th Red.|
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