|Chapter 5||Education: 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 1||Educate motorists and bicyclists to share the road.|
Train drivers of commercial vehicles - including taxis, courier vehicles, CTA buses, and trucks - to share the road with bicyclists.
Commercial vehicles pose a greater risk of injury to bicyclists, given their more frequent use and, in the cases of buses and trucks, larger size.
|Peformance Measure||(1) Integrate bicycle safety components into taxi driver and other professional driver education programs by 2008. (2) Reduce the rate of reported incidents and crashes between commercial vehicles and bicycles by 50 percent by 2010.|
|Tracker Notes||Performance measure (1) has been completed. Performance measure (2)'s status is unknown.|
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