Category Archives: Bicycling

Yay! Another Strip Mall!

Well, it was time for more “growth”, so they broke out the ol’ “What Should We Build Next?” Wheel.  When the “Build a Downtown” option fell off decades ago, it was replaced with “Spin Again”. They since have gotten so used to all the options … Continue reading

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Webinar: Creating Great Communities Through Public Involvement

Webinar: “Creating Great Communities Through Public Involvement” Date: Thursday July 03, 2014 & Thursday July 17, 2014 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CDT Cost: FREE (Advanced online registration required) The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) presents a two-part Thursday webinar series … Continue reading

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Form-based vs Use-based code Example 1

[We’re going to look at a circumstance in neighboring Antioch IL as an opportunity to learn why using the CORRECT “Code” for planning and building a village is so important!] If you’ve lived in this area for any amount of … Continue reading

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About Hardee’s Bike Rack…

[ The Round Lake Bicycle Club asked if we could post this on their behalf, since they don’t have their website/blog up and running yet. This is a very relatable topic, so of course we said “Yes!” ] The Short … Continue reading

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Guerrilla Gardening – 1

Weeks with weather like we’re having now are considered AWESOME by those of us who practice a type of Tactical Urbanism called “Guerrilla Gardening“. This involves private individuals and small groups taking action to covertly re-green and add value to … Continue reading

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Why are OUR parades “Bike Free”?

Some of our group went up to Antioch with our kids last weekend to watch the Easter Parade through town, followed by lots of kid-friendly, post-parade activity at Williams Park at the end of the route. One of the parade … Continue reading

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Webinar: Putting the Mettle to the Pedal – Ideas for Promoting Bicycling

Webinar: “Putting the Mettle to the Pedal – Ideas for Promoting Bicycling” Date: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Time: 1:00PM – 2:00PM Central Cost: Free (Advance Registration Required HERE)  The National Center for Safe Routes to School is pleased to offer the … Continue reading

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Webinar: Countermeasure Costs – Putting a price on Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure

Webinar: Countermeasure Costs – Putting a price on Pedestrian and Bicycle Infrastructure Date: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2013 Time: 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m. Central Time Cost: Free (Advance Registration Required HERE) The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC) is pleased to announce the … Continue reading

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Bike-To-Metra Guides

Our RL villages ought to get together, along with the Round Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, to think about the marketing potential of a professionally-produced “Bike-to-Metra Guide” for our villages, especially in light of the Millennium Trail passing through RL & RLB. From … Continue reading

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Movies In The Park

In our compact little village (only 5 sq. miles or so in size), we should easily find those spaces and places where we come together as community and neighbors. We should… Not quite as easy to find “The Commons” when … Continue reading

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