Posted on April 03, 2012 2:33 PM
Village of Mt. Prospect approves bike plan
The Daily Herald news reported on the Village of Mount Prospect trustees’ approval of its village bicycle plan at their February meeting. The comprehensive bicycle plan has been under development by Village staff, with help from the Active Transportation Alliance and Sam Schwartz Engineering, since 2010. The plan sets goals and outlines strategies for making bicycle travel safer and more convenient in the Village by developing a comprehensive biking and walking network consisting of marked on-street bikeways, signed routes, and, where possible, multi-use trails.
The plan also calls for development of a safety and education plan to promote safe cycling and to inform residents about the benefits of cycling and a fully implemented bicycle network, including personal health benefits and cost savings; reductions in greenhouse gases, energy usage, and congestion on Village roads; and the encouragement to shop locally downtown and in other commercial areas.