Establish the trails recommended in the Chicago Trails Plan.

Strategy 1.2.5 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 2Establish new trails, improve existing trails, and improve access to trails.

Strategy 5

Establish the trails recommended in the Chicago Trails Plan.

This plan identifies 40 existing and possible trails. Priority projects include the 130th Street Connector, Marquette Park Trail, Calumet River Trail, Valley Line, Bloomingdale Line, boulevard bikeways, and linking the North Branch Trail to the North Branch Riverwalk. Establish trails along abandoned (or underutilized) rail corridors, waterfront corridors, greenways, and utility easements. Ensure that new trails provide safe, direct connections to the on-street bikeway network and, where appropriate, to adjacent municipalities.

Peformance MeasureEstablish 3-5 new trails by 2015.
Tracker NotesDeadline not passed. At least 1 new trail constructed (Valley Line). I've never seen the Chicago Trails Plan. Does it exist online?

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