The Village has begun working with the Active Transportation Alliance to develop and update to the 2008 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. A bicycle and pedestrian plan provides a detailed action plan for potential improvements to biking, walking, and transit in the Village. Additionally, a bicycle and pedestrian study places strong emphasis on creating safe connections to important destinations in the Village, with particular emphasis on access to various business corridors, downtowns, local parks, and schools.
As with other studies related to the Village’s infrastructure needs, the updated bicycle and pedestrian plan will provide recommendations for infrastructure improvements including steps to improve sidewalk networks, expand path and trails, and improve overall safe travel for bicyclists and pedestrians traveling to and from various destinations in Lisle. Recommended improvement projects can be considered in future Capital Improvement Programs.
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee will meet monthly to discuss goals and priorities, develop a vision for the plan, identify issues and concerns, and review and approve plan recommendations. A robust program of activities aimed at gaining resident input on barriers to bicycling and walking, as well as identifying key destinations that residents might want to reach by bicycle or on foot, will occur throughout the planning process. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee will be soliciting input from residents at community events, hosted community meetings, utilized online mapping exercises and surveys, as well as social media outreach. To learn more about the planning process, view the presentation here. If you are interested in more information about the study, please contact Adam Hall, Assistant Public Works Director.