Posted on August 16, 2011 10:12 AM
Village of Palatine approves bicycle plan
A recent Daily Herald article covers the Village of Palatine’s approval of its draft Bicycle Transportation Plan at the July 18, 2011 Village Council meeting. The comprehensive bike plan was developed by consulting firm, SPACECO, Inc. in collaboration with staff from the League of Illinois Bicyclists.
According to the article, local cyclists and cycling advocates first approached village officials in early 2009 about the development of a bicycle plan. The development of the plan included outreach to obtain extensive public input on facility locations and types. The Palatine Patch quotes Palatine Director of Community Services, Harry Spila, stating in support of the plan, “We want to make [non-motorized] connections for people to shopping, stores and destinations such as the train station, but also to provide connectivity with our adjacent neighbors such as Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows.”