Posted on March 14, 2012 4:45 PM
Bicycle Signage Plan and Northwest Highway Bicycle Facility Plan adopted by NWMC Board
On February 8, 2012 meeting the Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC) adopted both the North and Northwest Cook County Bicycle Signage Plan and the Northwest Highway Bicycle Facility Plan. The Bicycle Signage Plan recommends a network of way finding and destination signs for the regional bicycle corridors identified in the NWMC 2010 Bicycle Plan. The Plan is designed to be used by municipalities and other local agencies to implement segments of these routes, provides design standards for signs and their placement, and proposes incorporating a website address and smart phone technology on the signs to give riders more information about the full network.
The Northwest Highway Bicycle Facility Plan recommends a series of bike facilities, including sidepaths, bike lanes, and signed bike routes to provide a continuous, 20-mile bicycle corridor from Barrington to Park Ridge. The plan includes cross section views of the proposed improvements, cost estimates, and an implementation strategy.
Learn more and download the complete plans on the NWMC Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning website.