Category Archives: Children

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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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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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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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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Low-value neighborhoods by design: Parks I

Steve Mouzon (head of Mouzon Design, an architecture and urban design firm) makes it pretty clear why our newer subdivisions have such a lousy relationship to the open spaces (mostly parks) contained within. This leads to these parks and spaces being greatly under-utilized and having … Continue reading

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Webinar: Child and Age-friendly Communities (Fostering communities as if ALL people mattered)

Webinar: Child and Age-friendly Communities (Fostering communities as if all people  mattered) When: Fri, Feb 15, 2013 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST Presenter: Mildred Warner , Lydia Morken , Dorian Block Host: American Planning Association, the Ohio Chapter Cost: Free … Continue reading

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