Active Transportation Plan Underway in Glencoe
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.
ATP Planning Process
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 has solicited input from residents at community events, hosted a community meeting in January to collect feedback on barriers to active travel and preferred routes and will host a follow-up meeting on May 8 to present recommendations and get input on community priorities.