In 2011, the Village of Downers Grove applied for assistance to update their existing bicycle and pedestrian plans, which are both over ten years old, to better integrate the two plans while aligning them with regional goals. The three main objectives are to develop a comprehensive biking and walking network, to increase safety throughout the Village by developing a public education and outreach plan, and to market bicycling and walking throughout the community as viable transportation options. The effort will include a Pedestrian Infrastructure Report to assist the Village in developing a biking and walking network that is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While the plan will cover the entire Village, special attention will be paid to the downtown area, key employment centers, the three Metra commuter stations, and Pace stops to increase access to jobs and connections to transit. The Plan was approved by the Village Board in August 2013.
For more information on the plan, visit the external project page.