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 5: Education, Objective 5

Theme: Disseminate education materials

Show all strategies in all Chapter 5 objectives - Show all chapters - Your search returned 6 strategies

NumberStatusStrategyDeadlinesPerformance MeasuresTracker Notes
5.5.1image of colored circle Regularly update and reprint the Chicago Department of Transportation's bicycle publications.2005, 2015Monitor inventory and needs twice a year, updating and reprinting publications whenever necessary, beginning in 2005.I believe that stocks are healthy and that several were updated in 2011. The Chicago Bike Map is updated annually. The Bike Parking for Your Business could use a new version.
5.5.2image of colored circle Produce Spanish-language versions of appropriate Chicago Department of Transportation bicycle publications. 2006, 2007Identify priority publications to produce in Spanish in 2006; produce first publication in 2007.There are multiple publications printed in Spanish, also available online.
5.5.3image of colored circle Identify needs for new publications and produce them in a timely manner.2006, 2007Identify priority publications to produce in 2006; produce first publication by 2007.Status unknown.
5.5.4image of colored circle Arrange for bicycle information to be reprinted and/or distributed by partner agencies, utility companies, and the private sector. 2006Continue distributing publications to bicycle stores. Develop 3-5 distribution partnerships in 2006.Bike maps are annually mailed to bike shops. I'm not aware of any distribution partnerships.
5.5.5image of colored circle Improve the Bicycle Programs Web site,, providing comprehensive information to current and potential bicyclists. 2006, 2007Improve and market Web site in 2006. Increase the number of Web site visits by 10-20 percent per year, beginning in 2007.I, myself, improved and marketed the web site in 2007-2010. I believed I doubled the number of visits in about 1 year.
5.5.6image of colored circle Develop and widely distribute a new Lakefront Trail map.See Chapter 1: Bikeway Network; Strategy 5.1 (1.5.1)Status unknown

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