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April 16, 2014

State Bike Transportation Plan Released

The Illinois Department of Transportation released its much-anticipated Illinois State Bike Transportation Plan at the 2014 Illinois Bike Summit on April 15 (see press release). The plan is part of IDOT’s Long Range Transportation Plan and the agency’s Transforming Transportation for Tomorrow multimodal vision of a modern transportation system that works for all users.

Using extensive public outreach, internal policy review, and comparison to federal and states’ best practices, IDOT’s plan plots a course for a more bicycle-friendly Illinois. The plan presents an ambitious slate of action items and performance measures for IDOT, while offering recommendations for other state departments and local agencies.

IDOT’s bike plan website includes PDFs of its summary, technical documents, and appendices.

At the Summit, LIB presented 10 priority plan recommendations and performance measures deemed most impactful to bicyclists.  LIB and others in the bike community intend to work with IDOT on implementation progress for these and other issues.