Definite signs of a community which has places worth walking and biking to, which values them, and wants to make a good situation even better! The folks over at the Active Transportation Alliance tell us what’s happening in Wheeling IL:
“Congratulations to the Village of Wheeling for adopting an active transportation plan!
Nearly 250 people from the north suburban community helped shape the plan: Local residents, business owners, elected officials, and representatives from the schools, park districts, bike clubs and community organizations all provided valuable feedback.
The plan contains guidance on where improvements for walking and biking are most needed, what types of improvements to make, policies to encourage coordinated planning of future bike and pedestrian facilities, maintenance plans for existing facilities, and programming ideas for encouraging people to walk and ride in Wheeling. It’s all there!”
It’d be tough to jump right to something like that in Round Lake Beach, since the prevalent mindset is so in-favor of cars by default (as if the Village was designed that way… oh wait, it WAS).
Getting some more of us fired-up though, and voting-in a couple of forward-thinking “let’s give it a try” Trustees can help get the ball rolling.
Link to full article: Wheeling adopts plan for improving walking, biking and access to transit