Category Archives: Transit

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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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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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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“As land use planning changes, ‘zoning’ is no longer appropriate”

If you’ve read anything in this blog yet, you’ve quickly discovered that we’re not big fans of “Zoning”, legislating land use based on function or use, and then only single-use at that. Fortunately, there is a rapidly-spreading awareness of everything we’ve … Continue reading

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Wheeling adopts plan for improving walking, biking and access to transit

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: … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Suburbia…

… can be felt in small-town America. Just sit on a bench in downtown Round Lake Beach for a half-hour some evening… sit and watch. ——————————————————————— James Howard Kunstler calls suburban sprawl “the greatest misallocation of resources the world has … Continue reading

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