Posted on July 13, 2010 2:02 AM
Shopping for a house by bicycle
Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ), along with other area media, have picked up on the growing popularity in our region of bikable communities. More and more suburban towns are acknowledging the desire of residents to live in places where you can comfortably and safely ride a bike or walk. These communities are actively seeking ways to make that happen. WBEZ recently ran a piece on the Village of Homewood’s innovative approach to house-hunting. The Village, with the help of Steve Buchtel of the Active Transportation Alliance, has promoted house-hunting trips by bike so that potential buyers can see just how bike-friendly the Village is. CMAP’s draft GO TO 2040 plan, recommends the development of walkable and bikeable communities to increase livability. Comments are currently being accepted on the draft GO TO 2040 plan until August 6, 2010.