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Active Transportation Plan

The Village, the Sustainability Task Force, School District 35 and the Glencoe Park District are working in partnership with the Active Transportation Alliance, to develop the Village’s first community-wide Active Transportation Plan (ATP). 

The Active Transportation Alliance will be working closely with the three organizations to investigate local conditions as they relate to walking and cycling, and recommend initiatives policies, and infrastructure improvements that will promote active transportation. This plan will include a special focus on improving access to schools and parks and identifying Safe Routes to School programs, as well as considering Glencoe’s unique relationship to public transit.

The planning process will include a robust program of activities aimed at gaining resident input on barriers to bicycling and walking and identifying key destinations that residents want to reach by bicycle or on foot. The Active Transportation Alliance will solicit input from residents at community events and is planning to host a community meeting in January to collect feedback on barriers to active travel and preferred routes and a follow-up meeting in May to present recommendations and get input on community priorities. 

The Active Transportation Plan will identify locations for on-street bicycle facilities, such as bike lanes, and policies and programs that will facilitate increased biking and walking trips throughout the Village. 
To begin the planning process, the Village is working to assemble a steering committee of interested community stakeholders representing a broad spectrum of Glencoe. The steering committee will be asked to participate in six, approximately 1.5 hour interactive meetings using the following schedule and goals:

Steering Committee Meetings

Meeting Theme

Month

Meeting 1: Goals, Vision, and Outreach

Discuss community-wide priorities for bicycle and pedestrian improvements. The meeting will include a discussion of the plan vision, goals, and will discuss outreach strategies

Late October 2017

Meeting 2: School and Park Priorities

Discuss challenges, opportunities, and solutions to pedestrian and bicycle access around schools and parks

November 2017

Meeting 3: School and Park Priorities

Discuss challenge, opportunities, and solutions to pedestrian and bicycle access to schools and parks

December 2017

Meeting 4: Community-Wide Priorities

Discuss community-wide priorities for bicycle and pedestrian improvements. The meeting will include a discussion desired infrastructure improvements and community-wide programs and policies. Steering committee members will identify gaps and barriers to active travel on a map

January 2018

Meeting 5: Recommendations

Active Trans will present a summary of findings from the public engagement process, steering committee meetings, and existing conditions assessment and will present recommendations detailed in task 4

May 2018

Meeting 6: Prioritization

Following approval of draft recommendations, Active Trans will review project prioritization recommendations with the steering committee.

July 2018


If you are interested in participating in the study, please contact Adam Hall, Management Analyst via email at ahall@villageofglencoe.org or call (847) 461-1115.