Monday, September 10, 2012

Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council to Meet 9/12

The Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council will be hosting a meeting this Wednesday, September 12, from 3:00PM – 3:40PM. The meeting will be held at City Hall; 121 N. LaSalle, Room 1103. Public attendance and participation is encouraged.  The meeting will provide an opportunity for residents to learn more about Chicago’s “Bike 2015 Plan.” According to the City of Chicago website, “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 Bike 2015 Plan has two main goals: (1) increase bicycle use; and (2) reduce the number of injuries from bicycle accidents by 50 percent. You can learn more about Chicago’s Bike 2015 Plan by clicking here. 

The meeting comes only a week after the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Chicago is the second-most dangerous city for cyclists. This report, based on a Rutgers and Virginia Tech study last year of nine big cities, is sure to catch the attention of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration. Mayor Emanuel has held firm with goal to make Chicago the, “bike friendliest city in the country.” 

If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving a bike accident or Illinois personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.