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Cyclists enjoying the Sauganash Trail in Sauganash (north side Chicago)
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Illinois Bike Transportation Plan Meetings

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION!

We have completed the public planning meetings for the Illinois Bicycle Transportation Plan. The posting and schedule below is for reference only.

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SUBJECT: Your Input Needed At Upcoming Illinois Bike Plan Meetings

Illinois’ first ever state-wide Bicycle Transportation Plan is being developed this year, and it needs your input. Whether you are someone who:

• Saddles up on the nicest days or through every season
• Is fearful or fearless when riding near cars
• Owns no bikes or five
• Pedals with children a block to a park or a mile to school
• Uses trails for weekend exercise or weeklong touring
• Lives in a small town or dense city neighborhood
• Wears skirts, suits, jeans or kits
• Was born 8 or 80 years ago
• Rides by choice or necessity or not at all—to work, school, errands or anywhere else . . .

YOUR voice is needed to help make Illinois the top state for cycling in the country. Please come to one of the public meetings to share ideas, concerns, stories . . .

Want to help? Want more info? Read on…

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is developing the first ever state-wide Illinois Bicycle Transportation Plan and needs your help! This long-range planning document will guide future policy decisions and infrastructure improvements to make cycling a safer, more convenient, and more accessible transportation option for Illinoisans. Topics covered in the plan will include bicycling-related planning and policy, funding, bicycling safety, design and maintenance, a regional biking network, implementation and prioritization guidelines for bike paths and lanes, state bicycling performance measures, education, outreach, and enforcement.

As part of the planning process, IDOT is hosting a series of meetings throughout the state to discuss the plan and gather input from attendees. At each meeting location, there will be two meetings – an afternoon meeting for transportation professionals (practitioners working for a municipality, a county, etc. or a consultant, designing roadways or other bicycle-related projects, or just playing a role in making their communities more livable and bike-friendly), and an evening meeting for the general public (people who ride or potentially ride bikes, for pleasure, for commuting to work, for errands, for necessity, etc.)

The meetings will begin on Tuesday, July 9th in Chicago and will continue into early August at various locations throughout the state. Your participation and input are important! Don’t miss the chance to help IDOT shape the future of bicycling in Illinois! Take a look at the table below to find the meeting closest to you.

Chicago
Tuesday, July 9th
Transportation Professionals Meeting
1-3 PM
CMAP Office Sears Tower
233 S Wacker Dr

Public Meeting
6:30-8 PM
Thompson Center, Concourse Level Assembly Hall
100 W Randolph St

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DeKalb
Monday, July 15th
Transportation Professionals Meeting
1-3 PM
Dekalb County Highway Department
1826 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb

Public Meeting
7-8:30 PM
DeKalb Parks Department
1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb

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Peoria
Tuesday, July 16th
Transportation Professionals Meeting
1-3 PM
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
211 Fulton Street, Peoria

Public Meeting
6:30-8 PM
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
211 Fulton Street, Peoria

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Springfield
Wednesday, July 17th,
Transportation Professionals Meeting
2-4 PM
Lincoln Library
326 S. 7th Street, Springfield

Public Meeting
6:30-8 PM
Lincoln Library
326 S. 7th Street, Springfield

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Champaign-Urbana
Thursday, July 18
Transportation Professionals Meeting
1-3 PM
Champaign County Regional Planning Commission
1776 East Washington Street, Urbana

Public Meeting
6:30-8 PM
Illinois Terminal
45 E. University Ave, Champaign

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St. Louis/Metro East
Monday, July 22nd
Transportation Professionals Meeting
1-3 PM
Metro East Parks and Recreation District
104 United Drive, Collinsville

Public Meeting
7-8:30 PM
Metro East Parks and Recreation District
104 United Drive, Collinsville

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Quad Cities
Tuesday, July 23rd
Transportation Professionals Meeting
2-4 PM
Moline Public Library
3210 41st Street, Moline

Public Meeting
6:30-8 PM
Moline Public Library
3210 41st Street, Moline

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Rockford
Thursday, July 25th
Transportation Professionals Meeting
3-5 PM
Regional Design Center
315 N. Main Street, Rockford

Public Meeting
6:30-8 PM
Regional Design Center
315 N. Main Street, Rockford

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Carbondale
Thursday, August 1st
Transportation Professionals Meeting
1:30-3:30 PM
Carbondale Civic Center
200 S Illinois Ave., Carbondale

Public Meeting
6:30-8 PM
Carbondale Civic Center
200 S Illinois Ave., Carbondale