Category Archives: Walkability

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 – Walkability: The Health and Wellness Equation

Webinar – Walkability: The Health and Wellness Equation Date and Time: Wednesday Aug 6th, 2015 at 1pm Central Time Cost: FREE (Advanced online registration required) Learn the strategies and steps that are making towns, of all sizes, healthy and accessible … 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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Sunday Small-Business Blues

So this is the first “nice” weekend of spring (after that extra-nasty winter), and we were out and about today like good American consumers, spending money here, and planning to spend money later there. (That IS what we’re supposed to do, isn’t it? … 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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Bars and Beer: Essential to Community

Do YOU have a place near home where “everybody knows your name“? “Making your way in the world today Takes everything you’ve got Taking a break from all your worries Sure would help a lot Wouldn’t you like to get away? … 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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