Building a city-wide bike network: Streets for Cycling Plan 2020
The Bike 2015 Plan is the City of Chicago’s vision to make bicycling an integral part of daily life in Chicago. The plan recommends projects, programs and policies for the next ten years to encourage use of this practical, non-polluting and affordable mode of transportation.
The Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council (MBAC) meets four times each year to discuss past, present and upcoming bicycling related projects and issues. Meetings are open to the public. To receive alerts about upcoming meetings, please sign-up here.
2014 MBAC meeting dates: Wednesday June 11, Wednesday September 10, Wednesday December 10.
MBAC meetings are in Room 1103 of City Hall, 121 N LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602. You can view the minutes from past meetings.
"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 travel safely within the public right of way."
Examples of how the Complete Streets policy may be implemented:
Learn more on our Chicago Complete Streets Website
Before the Bike 2015 Plan, Chicago had the Bike 2000 Plan (PDF).
Chicago is featured several times in the 1998 "Improving Conditions for Bicycling and Walking" (PDF) report from by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.
A survey of Chicago households was conducted in 2005 to learn about which facilities Chicago bicycle riders used and what types of destinations they frequented. Read the report (PDF).