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Richard M. Daley, Mayor. Metropolitan Planning Council November 3, 2010. Chicago Department of Transportation Bobby L. Ware, Commissioner. CDOT is the city department that oversees the public way in Chicago: streets, sidewalks, alleys, curb and gutter, bridges, medians and plazas.

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Richard M. Daley, Mayor

Metropolitan Planning Council

November 3, 2010

Chicago Department of TransportationBobby L. Ware, Commissioner

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CDOT is the city department that oversees the public way in Chicago:

streets, sidewalks, alleys, curb and gutter, bridges, medians and plazas

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Complete Streets

“The safety and convenience of all users of the transportation system including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, freight, and motor vehicle drivers shall be accommodated and balanced in all types of transportation and development projects and through all phases of a project so that even the most vulnerable – children, elderly, and persons with disabilities – can operate safely within the public right of way.”

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Complete Streets Implementation

“The safety and convenience of all users of the transportation system including pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, freight, and motor vehicle drivers shall be accommodated and balanced in all types of transportation and development projects and through all phasesof a project so that even the most vulnerable – children, elderly, and persons with disabilities – can operate safely within the public right of way.”

  • Planning/Design
  • Construction/
  • Maintenance
  • Operations
bike 2015 plan
Bike 2015 Plan

Adopted in 2006

Plan goals

  • To increase bicycle use so that 5 percent of all trips less than five miles are by bicycle
  • To reduce the number of bicycle injuries by 50 percent from current levels
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Wells at Chicago – Both Directions

  • Thursday, 7/24/03 (7-9 a.m.): 228 Bikes
  • Thursday, 6/19/08 (7-9 a.m.): 518 Bikes
  • 127% Increase
  • Lincoln at Webster – Both Directions
  • Thursday, 8/21/03 (7-9 a.m.): 115 Bikes
  • Thursday, 6/17/08 (7-9 a.m.): 294 Bikes
  • 156% Increase
  • Milwaukee at Ohio – Both Directions
  • Thursday, 7/15/03 (7-9 a.m.): 168 Bikes
  • Thursday, 6/24/08 (7-9 a.m.): 803 Bikes
  • 378% Increase
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Development of the Pedestrian Plan

  • Building on existing Education, Enforcement, and Engineering efforts
  • Public engagement in furthering Pedestrian Safety and comfort
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Complete Streets Accomplishments

  • Over$144.4 million dedicatedto install over
  • 24,750fully accessible curb cuts & ramps
  • 142 miles of marked on-street bikeways, 40
  • miles of shared use trails,11,000 bike racks
  • Re-timed traffic signals to include over 40
  • Leading Pedestrian Intervals and installed
  • countdown timersat 317 intersections, with an
  • additional 876 intersections planned and
  • funded
  • Annually educating over 59,000 children and
  • adults through the Safe Routes & Bicycle
  • Ambassador programs
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Coordination

  • Mayor’s Pedestrian

Advisory Council

  • Mayor’s Bicycle

Advisory Council

  • Interdepartmental

Task Force on

Childhood Obesity

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