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 7: Law Enforcement and Crash Analysis, Objective 3

Theme: Focus police enforcement on most dangerous behaviors

Show all strategies in all Chapter 7 objectives - Show all chapters - Your search returned 4 strategies

NumberStatusStrategyDeadlinesPerformance MeasuresTracker Notes
7.3.1image of colored circle Publicize and enforce the ordinance prohibiting the parking of motor vehicles in bike lanes. 2005, 2006Enforce the ordinance between May and October, particularly at the 15-025 worst locations in Chicago, beginning in 2005. Publicize enforcement efforts with an annual press release, beginning in 2005. Post "No Parking in Bike Lane" signs at the 25 worst locations for double parking in 2006.I've never seen the "No Parking in Bike Lane" signs nor heard of their presence. Bike lane enforcement has been extremely weak, issuing less than 10 each year from 2007 to 2011.
7.3.2image of colored circle Increase enforcement at locations with a disproportionately high number of bicycle crashes and injuries.2006, 2015Reduce the incidence of bicycle crashes and injuries at the top 15-25 crash locations by 5 percent annually, beginning in 2006.CDOT will receive the first ever (to my knowledge) crash analysis report later in 2012, which will identify the top crash locations. Have any of their incidence rates been reduced? I highly doubt it, positing that, if there's been any change, it's been an increase.
7.3.3image of colored circle Develop and implement an enforcement program targeting motorist behaviors that are the greatest threats to bicyclist safety.2006, 2010Stage education and enforcement campaigns in 3-5 police districts per year, beginning in 2006. Increase to 5-10 police districts per year by 2010. Publicize beforehand to encourage voluntary compliance.Status unknown.
7.3.4image of colored circle Develop and implement an enforcement program targeting particularly dangerous bicycling.2006, 2010Stage education and enforcement campaigns in 3-5 police districts per year, beginning in 2006. Increase to 5-10 police districts per year by 2010. Publicize beforehand to encourage voluntary compliance.Status unknown.

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