Collecting bike trail feedback

CMAP Bikeway Feasibility StudyOpenPlans maps have been used for street safety mapping before, most notably for NYC’s massive Vision Zero effort. With a new template, we’re helping collect feedback about favorable and unfavorable biking conditions.

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is doing a feasibility study for a new bike trail in northeastern Illinois. The study will identify potential routes, and after analysis recommend the appropriate type of bicycle facility.

To inform the study, cyclists can use an OpenPlans map to provide four types of input – favorite destinations, desirable and undesirable bike routes, and difficult crossings. Our new bike trail plan template also includes questions about home municipality and other demographic info, to help the planners know who is engaging. As input comes in, the project team can explore all shared locations and comments via their dashboard. And like all OpenPlans maps, the site works great on desktop or mobile. Check out the project at

The template for this project is available for anyone to use for bike or walk trail planning. Create a free trial plan today to get going.