Category Archives: Bicycling

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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Roundabout Fallout

Wow, saw the first effects of the Monaville Rd / Cedar Lake Rd Roundabout Construction Project detours yesterday. Insane amounts of traffic on Orchard Lane right through the middle of the Country Walk Subdivision. You know what? Orchard LANE can handle it, … Continue reading

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A Perfect Fit for Panera!

We need one of THESE… … in THIS space (a rather rare-in-strip-malls, wide-format parking space)… at THIS local business… With so many meetings and “Let’s meet for coffee” going on at our local Panera bread, most of the cars we see bring … Continue reading

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Round Lake Area Bike Racks

So maybe we talked you into dusting-off your bicycle and tooling around our village to see what it’s like on two wheels. Wouldn’t it be nice if you DID find someplace you wanted to go to, that once you were there you … Continue reading

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Webinar: Maximizing District-wide Impact of Safe Routes to School

Webinar: “Maximizing District-wide Impact of Safe Routes to School: Educating Student Transportation Departments” When: Thurs April 18, 2013 / 1:00pm – 2:00pm CST Cost: FREE, but online advance registration is required. Login instructions will be sent upon registration! Helping your school … Continue reading

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Own The Sidewalk

This post, written by Joe Nickol, co-founder of StreetSense.Org, stands on its own (we don’t normally post an ENTIRE piece by some else) as to the critical role that working sidewalks serve in municipalities of ALL sizes. As we complete the build-out of Round … Continue reading

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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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STROADS

(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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“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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