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Plan Contents

Executive Summary


Chapter 1
Bikeway Network

Chapter 2
Bicycle-friendly Streets

Chapter 3
Bike Parking

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6
Marketing and
Health Promotion

Chapter 7
Law Enforcement
and Crash Analysis

Chapter 8
Bicycle Messengers





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Chapter 8

Objective One:
Increase the use of bicycle messenger and delivery services.


1.1 Develop standard delivery check-in procedures for bicycle courier services. Complicated and inconsistent check-in procedures often delay bicycle messengers. Develop procedures in conjunction with building owners and managers. Distribute to Loop building managers and courier companies.
1.1.1 Performance Measures: Develop standard building check-in procedures in 2006; widely distribute on an annual basis to encourage use.
1.2 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.
1.2.1 Performance Measures: Complete study by 2007; implement key recommendations in 2008.

Possible Funding

Messenger Service Association of Illinois; bicycle messenger and delivery companies; Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago; building owners and managers; Department of Consumer Services.

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