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.

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  1. Bikeway Network
  2. Bicycle-friendly Streets
  3. Bike Parking
  4. Transit
  5. Education
  6. Marketing and Health Promotion
  7. Law Enforcement and Crash Analysis
  8. Bicycle Messengers

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List of strategies in Chapter 2: Bicycle-friendly Streets

Show all strategies in all chapters - Your search returned 6 strategies

NumberStatusStrategyDeadlinesPerformance MeasuresTracker Notes
2.1.1image of colored circle 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.
2.1.2image of colored circle 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.
2.1.3image of colored circle 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.
2.1.4image of colored circle 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.
2.1.5image of colored circle 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.
2.2.1image of colored circle 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.

Created by Steven Vance for Grid Chicago on January 29, 2012.