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Update to Village's Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan

June 5, 2017
 
The Village’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission is finalizing an update to the Arlington Heights Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, with assistance from CMAP's Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program. CMAP is the comprehensive regional planning agency for metropolitan Chicago.

The comprehensive plan will outline the community's vision for bicycle and pedestrian travel and define policies to help achieve Villagewide goals related to access, mobility, health and sustainability. The updated Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan was already reviewed by the Comprehensive Plan Subcommittee of the Village's Plan Commission and is going to the Plan Commission in July. View the updated Bike Plan.
 
While previous Village plans established the basic principles for bicycle planning and initial signed bikeway routes, a comprehensive update is needed to incorporate current best practices and innovative approaches; emphasize connections with neighboring communities and regional destinations; address safety, access, and mobility issues for cyclists and pedestrians; and adequately reflect the Village's successful focus on transit-oriented development. The plan will also identify actions the Village can take to improve and enhance its active transportation network.
 
The ultimate purpose of this plan is to provide a vision – and guide to achieving that vision – of a Village-wide Complete Streets network that safely accommodates all users and connects to neighboring communities. The plan aims to improve conditions for bicycling and walking, improve traffic safety, enhance local businesses, and foster a healthier, more environmentally friendly community. 


 

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