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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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Chicago has become a much better city for bicycling since the Bike 2000 Plan was prepared in 1992. A 315-mile bikeway network is in place; 10,000 bike racks provide convenient parking throughout the city; city agencies now consider bicycle issues as part of their mandates; and a Bicycle Program with professional staff is established at the Chicago Department of Transportation.

A new vision is now necessary given the serious challenges Chicago faces – poor air quality, increasing traffic congestion, higher gasoline prices and ballooning obesity rates. This vision is provided in the Bike 2015 Plan with its 150 strategies. By creating a transportation system that fully supports and encourages bicycling, Chicago will become a more attractive place to live and work.

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