Monday, July 03, 2006

City of Chicago: Bike 2015 Plan

Looking for some interesting reading? Check out Chicago's recently unveiled Bike 2015 Plan (PDF). The plan recommends projects, programs, and policies to encourage cycling around the Windy City. Three years in preparation, the plan documents 150 strategies to achieving Mayor Daley’s goal of making Chicago the most bicycle-friendly city in the USA.

Along the streets and boulevards of Chicago, vinyl banners will soon feature statistics compiled using data from the US Departments of Transportation and Agriculture showing the practical, non-polluting, and affordable benefits of commuting to work on a bicycle. For instance, the average cost of owning and maintaining a car is $9,964 per year versus $68 for a bike.

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