Village of Arlington Heights

Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission


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
  • Alan Medsker
  • Paul Danko
  • Ruth Kee
  • Juergen Juffa
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.


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


Safe and enjoyable bicycling in Illinois, click here.

Test your safety knowledge and take a Bike Safety Quiz

Skills for safe bicycling developed by the Federal Highway Administration  
Bicycle Safer Journey

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


Putting your bike on a bus rack

Metra and bikes


  • Traffic Skills 101; A Bicycle Safety Course - Saturday April 18th or Saturday, April 25, 2015
              Additional course and registration information
  • Ride of Silence - Wednesday, May 13, 2015
  • 31st Annual Arlington 500 - Sunday, May 17, 2015
  • Bike To Work Week - June, 2015
Additional information regarding these events will be posted as the date nears.


Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) website



View All Agenda & Minutes

Feb 26 / Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission: February 26, 2015

Jan 22 / Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission: January 22, 2015


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