The Village of Lisle seeks to provide a network of convenient and safe bicycle routes and walking paths in the community to encourage bicycling and walking as both a form of exercise and an alternative mode of transportation.
The benefits of increasing bicycling and walking in place of automobile use in the community include improved health and fitness, energy conservation, improved environment and air quality and improved sense of community.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan serves as the official policy guide for bicycle and pedestrian improvements in the Village. The plan includes goals and objectives, bikeway and pedestrian typology, recommended improvements and implementation strategy.
On January 12, 2009, the Village approved its first-ever plan for improving bikeways and walking. Further information on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is available by clicking here.
Now that the plan is approved, the Village continues to work with the Lisle Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force on implementing the recommendations of the plan. The Village is currently working on a number of projects that improve bicycle and pedestrian conditions in the community.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force is an ad-hoc committee intended to facilitate the improvement of bikeways and walking in the community. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force have worked with Village staff and served as the advisory committee for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, worked with schools on the Safe Routes to School Program and participated in local bicycle and walking advocacy events.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force members include: Linda Bollendorf, Rob Bollendorf, Brenda Crosby, Jon Cunningham, Dan Garvy of Lisle Park District, Charlie Johnson, Brian Miller of Bicycles, Etc., Alexander Zubenko and Katie Helfert, Senior Planner.
The Village works with DuPage County and the surrounding communities to facilitate a more continuous system of bikeway and walking paths by improving connections with adjacent towns and the regional systems.