Check the status of the 153 strategies in Chicago's Bike 2015 Plan, which was approved by City Council in 2005. This is a product of Grid Chicago. Please submit corrections, updates, or insights in the comments.
A strategy is a thing someone or some agency (and not necessarily the City of Chicago) is supposed to do in order to reach the goals of the Bike 2015 Plan: reduce injuries and increase the number of trips by bike.
Tracker Notes describe the status of a strategy and are developed using information from any and all sources.
Show all strategies in all chapters - Your search returned 6 strategies
|Number||Status||Strategy||Deadlines||Performance Measures||Tracker Notes|
|2.1.1||Unknown Status||Ensure that new and refurbished bridges and underpasses are safe for bicycling.||Monitor city, county, and state bridge and underpass construction projects to ensure that adequate accommodation for bicyclists is provided, beginning in 2005. Develop design standards by 2007; arrange city, county, and state approval and use by 2008.||Status unknown. If you look at 1.6.5, only two bridges were retrofitted as a part of a bridge upgrade (Harrison and Randolph). Kinzie was retrofitted because of a new bikeway across the bridge.|
|2.1.2||Unknown Status||Routinely consider establishing bikeways during the planning and engineering design of roadways.||Prepare a Bikeway Design Manual by 2007; arrange city, county and state approval and use by 2008. Develop roadway planning procedures by 2008.||Status unknown. A Bikeway Design Guide was created by 2007 - I'm not sure if that's the same thing as the Bikeway Design Manual in the description.|
|2.1.3||Unknown Status||Make new and reconstructed intersections bicycle-friendly wherever possible, to reduce the higher incidence of bicycle crashes at or near intersections.||Develop bicycle-friendly intersection design standards by 2007; arrange city, county and state approval and use by 2008.||Status unknown. I've not heard of such bicycle-friendly intersection design standards for Chicago.|
|2.1.4||Unknown Status||Provide through bicycle access whenever building new streets, planned developments, cul-de-sacs, and traffic calming projects.||Develop bicycle access standards by 2007. Arrange city approval and use by 2008.||Status unknown. Cul-de-sacs are still being created without through bicycle access.|
|2.1.5||Unbegun||Ensure that roadway construction zones are bicycle-friendly.||Adopt and apply bicycle-friendly road construction standards by 2007.||I'm not aware of any standards. Construction zones are notoriously not bicycle friendly. See coverage on Grid Chicago.|
|2.2.1||Unknown Status||Implement measures on selected roads with bikeways to reduce speeding and encourage bicycle use.||Test measures at 5-10 locations by 2015.||Status unknown. This is the same as Strategy XXX.|