Category Archives: Walkability

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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Density Done Well

One reason so many people have been attracted to (the idea of) the suburbs is to “get away from the crowds” in the cities. The American Dream came in a lot of flavors, and most of them included the idea of … 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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Can RLB become a “Great Place”?

Does your dream of “doing something” with Round Lake Beach end almost as soon as it starts, with the realization that we just don’t have the budget to do very much? There is a critical part near the beginning of … Continue reading

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Webinar: “Building the Walking Movement—New Strategies and Coalitions”

Webinar: “Building the Walking Movement—New Strategies and Coalitions” When: Tues March 19, 2013 / 1:30pm – 3:00pm CST Cost: FREE, but online advance registration is required. Login instructions will be sent upon registration! Webinar #3 in the All Things Walking … 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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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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“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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Upcoming Webinars: “Economic Impact of Women Bicyclists” and “Promoting Cycling and Walking”

… and the kicker is that both of these (while free) are scheduled for the same day and the exact same start time a week from now! Q: Are any of our local village officials making use of these free … Continue reading

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