Talking heads frequently talk up grand visions of people happily traveling by bike accompanied by colorful visualizations which bike bloggers like me happily repeat. More often than not, the dream fades as it collides headlong with political and economic reality.
Steve Vance @ GRID Chicago helps hold people accountable to their promises with his Bike Plan Tracker for Chicago. The tracker displays the status of various elements of Chicago’s bike plan. Steve also breaks the plan elements into chapters and themes for quick and easy reference, with detailed drill downs available for each aspect of the plan. It’s an amazing level of work.
Steve also has a notion to spread this concept nationwide. The first thing I thought of is San Francisco’s proposed bike share, which has been promised for “next year” since at least 2007.
Go visit –> Chicago Bike Plan Tracker.