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
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  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 8: Bicycle Messengers

Show all strategies in all chapters - Your search returned 9 strategies

NumberStatusStrategyDeadlinesPerformance MeasuresTracker Notes
8.1.1image of colored circle Develop standard delivery check-in procedures for bicycle courier services. 2006Develop standard building check-in procedures in 2006; widely distribute on an annual basis to encourage use.This hasn't happened, despite demand and expressed desire to participate from messengers, and the messengers' union.
8.1.2image of colored circle Encourage an industry-sponsored study to identify the key barriers to the increased use of bicycle messengers in Chicago and opportunities for expansion and diversification. 2007, 2008Complete study by 2007; implement key recommendations in 2008.I don't know of such a study.
8.2.1image of colored circle Provide safety publications and bicycle maps to bicycle messenger companies.2005, 2015Distribute publications once or twice a year, beginning in 2005.I don't know of any time when safety publications and bicycle maps were distributed to bicycle messengers or bicycle messenger companies.
8.2.2image of colored circle Revise Chicago's bicycle messenger ordinance to specify that bicycle messengers must wear a suitable helmet while working and establish a mechanism to advise messenger services of infractions by their employees.2007Revise the bicycle messenger ordinance by 2007.I don't think this has happened.
8.2.3image of colored circle Require new bicycle messengers to complete a City of Chicago sponsored training session. 2007Establish a bicycle messenger training session, beginning in 2007.I don't believe such a training session has never been established.
8.2.4image of colored circle Encourage regular screenings of Chicago's bicycle messenger training video. 2007Update and distribute video by 2007.I'm not aware of the existence of such a video.
8.2.5image of colored circle Train appropriate police officers to enforce traffic laws and the bicycle messenger ordinance.2007Annual police training, beginning in 2007.Status unknown.
8.3.1image of colored circle Feature the advantages of bicycle messenger services on the Bicycle Program's Web site.2006 Include bicycle messenger information on the Bicycle Program's Web site in 2006.I created this website.
8.3.2image of colored circle Expand the annual Bicycle Messenger Appreciation Day to a full day of events and promotions.2007Expand the annual Bicycle Messenger Appreciation Day, beginning in 2007.I don't believe this has happened yet.

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