Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bicycle Tourism I

What’s the potential for Round Lake Beach to capture a piece of the “Bicycle Tourism”  action once both of the following are finished: – the Rollins Road & Rt. 83 interchange work – Millenium Trail (and connectors) It’s not too early to … Continue reading


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Getting Around Town – Bus

If you were (or wanted to be) “car-free”, how would YOU get around Round Lake Beach? Whether without a vehicle due to ethics or the economy…could you do so safely? Think of those who HAVE to be car-free, including our children, … Continue reading

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Can RLB become a “Great Place”?

Does your dream of “doing something” with Round Lake Beach end almost as soon as it starts, with the realization that we just don’t have the budget to do very much? There is a critical part near the beginning of … Continue reading

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If WE don’t think we’re good enough…

… who will? For drivers heading westbound along Rollins Road from the Gurnee IL area, the “gateway” into Round Lake Beach is the sudden change from Forest Preserve and farm-land to the sprawl of shopping centers with Garden Fresh, Jewel-Osco, Subway, … Continue reading

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(Chuck Mahron of Strong Towns has a great perspective on one of our biggest infrastructure challenges. We begin with his definition of a common feature in American municipalities, examine how that effects us locally, and finish with his video presentation … Continue reading

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My Car Sucks $7,000 A Year Out Of The Local Economy

A nod to the “My Wheels are Turning” Blog for this one… When we must use vehicles for transporation, we spend a lot of money on their upkeep. A LOT of money. “Using numbers from AAA, the average American spends … Continue reading

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Webinar: “Building the Walking Movement—New Strategies and Coalitions”

Webinar: “Building the Walking Movement—New Strategies and Coalitions” When: Tues March 19, 2013 / 1:30pm – 3:00pm CST Cost: FREE, but online advance registration is required. Login instructions will be sent upon registration! Webinar #3 in the All Things Walking … Continue reading

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“Future Shock” re-visited… cars and Millennials

Do you remember reading Futurist Alvin Toffler’s “Future Shock” and “The Third Wave” back in the 70’s? These books foretold the coming major changes to culture and society based on the explosive rate of technological development. A major point of … Continue reading

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