- Vehicle access
- Commuter trains
- Pedestrian walkways, bike parking, and paths
What is it?
Roadways that provide access to and circulation within the Village are Sheridan Road, Green Bay Road, Forestway Drive, Dundee Road, Tower Road, Lake Cook Road, and US 94 (Edens Expressway). Commuter rail access is provided by the Metra Union Pacific North Line with one stop serving the Village. Pace Route 213 also provides bus access for local residents and Village work force. Students can use Metra and Pace to travel to and from high school. The Village is positioned with access to two regional bike trail systems – North Branch Trail connecting south to Devon Avenue in Chicago and Green Bay Trail connecting north to Lake County. Also, the Village has the ability, should it become desirable in the future, to be accessed by water with its adjacency to Lake Michigan.
Why it is important
A community benefits from a free flowing circulation system with low levels of vehicle congestion. Air and noise pollution caused by cars and trucks can be greatly reduced. The economic benefits of reduced loss of time for users are perceivable. The availability of bike paths and parking not only provides recreational opportunities but also can provide an alternative to vehicle travel in the Village.