Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission
Intent and Purpose
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission shall assist in the development of comprehensive plans for bikeways within the Village.
The Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission consists of seven members, residents of the Village, appointed by the Village President with consent of the Village Board to three-year terms. Members of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission are:
- Peter Szabo, Chair
- Michael Walczak
- James Daley
- Mitchell Polonsky
- Alan Medsker
- Janet Harlow
- Paul Danko
The Administrative Liaison for the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission is a member of the Engineering Department, 847/368-5250.
Meetings & Quorum
Regular meetings of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission are held on the call of the Chair. Four members constitute a quorum.
Bike Arlington Heights
On June 14th, the BPAC held Arlington Heights' first Village-sponsored community bike ride event. The event was attended by over 200 riders from Arlington Heights and neighboring communities. Participants rode either 2 or 10 miles and gathered at downtown Harmony Park for lunch afterward. We provided Village bikeways maps to anyone who wanted one, gave away 27 prizes generously donated by local businesses, and set up a free bike valet parking corral. Pictures from the event can be found here
. Thank you to all who donated, volunteered, and participated!
If you weren't able to attend, please consider joining us at our next event! For more information about future events and what our Commission is currently doing, check back with us here periodically or email Peter Szabo
and ask to be added to our mailing list.
For more opportunities to participate in group rides, please consider joining the Arlington Heights Bicycle Club.
Bike Course Maps:
Course Maps - PDF
Course Maps, Google Earth: 10-mile course ; 2-mile course
Enjoy a bike ride through Arlington Heights and download Bikeways Map 1 and Bikeways Map 2
Bicycle Safety Information:
Safe and enjoyable bicycling in Illinois, click here.
Bicycle Safety Rules:
You should ....
- ride side by side or single file
- go with the flow of car traffic
- know the rules of the road....just like a car
- wear a helmet
- use hand signals when turning
- leave the headphones at home
- share the road with cars and pedestrians
- have fun
- ride often
UPCOMING CYCLING EVENTS IN ARLINGTON HEIGHTS
Weekly Bike Rides
- Tuesday and Wednesday night rides from Recreation Park at 6:30pm
- Weekend rides for all levels starting at Frontier Park. Times vary
- Bakery Rides Tuesday and Thursday mornings
- Go to www.cyclearlington.com for times and other rides