Monday, December 10, 2012

Chicago Bike 2015 Plan

"The Chicago Bike 2015 Plan has two overall 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."
To support the City of Chicago's plan, I would like to see what the current mode split is for short trips. The mode shares for short trips can be obtained from the 2007 Chicago Household Travel Survey. Also, it would be beneficial to develop a simple mode choice model for short trips specifically to learn more about travelers behavior when trip distances are less than 5 miles. Good research opportunities exist in this area.

The picture shows a recently developed buffered bike lane on Dearborn Street.

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