Educate motorists to share the road with bicyclists.

Strategy 5.1.2 Details

Chapter 5Education: Education is a key component to achieving the Bike 2015 Plan's goals to increase the number of trips by bicycle and improve the safety of the bicycling environment. Many people think that bicycling in Chicago is dangerous. This concern keeps people from bicycling more, or at all. A key way to address this concern is through education, particularly through the six objectives identified in this chapter.
Objective 1Educate motorists and bicyclists to share the road.

Strategy 2

Educate motorists to share the road with bicyclists.

Motor vehicles are involved in 90 to 92 percent of bicyclist deaths. Target motorist behaviors that commonly endanger bicyclists, including failure to yield to bicyclists, speeding, passing too closely, and opening car doors into a bicyclist's path. Educate motorists on bicyclists' rights and responsibilities. Integrate more "Share the Road" material into driver education materials (refer to Strategy 3.3). Coordinate with enforcement efforts (see Chapter 7: Law Enforcement and Crash Analysis; Strategy 3.3).

Peformance MeasurePublicize motorist behaviors that commonly endanger bicyclists, beginning in 2007. Stage an annual "Share the Road" campaign, beginning in 2008.
Tracker NotesPublicize motorist behaviors that commonly endanger bicyclists hasn't happened. There's an annual "Share the Road" campaign but it's not as extensive as described in the strategy.

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