The Active Transportation Alliance West Suburban region consists of the large region to the south and west of Interstate 90, and to the north and west of Interstate 55. Find out what's new in the Western Suburbs here!
West Suburban Highlights
Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force - Residents around the region are stepping up to make their communities more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly. One of the most effective ways to get this done is to start a Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force. Many towns already have one, but if you don't see your town listed and you want to get started, contact me so we can create a suburban bicycling nirvana.
Lisle Bike/Ped Committee
Elmhurst Bike Task Force
Batavia Bicycle Advisory Commission
BikeVP (Villa Park)
Naperville Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee
Greater Palatine Bicycle Task Force
Warrenville Bicyclists & Pedestrian Advisory Commission
Village of Arlington Heights Bicycle Commission
Carol Stream Bikes
Elgin Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee
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By Alan Barney
The City of Elgin introduced a motivating and fun program to encourage its residents to shop by bike in the downtown area. Nearly 50 businesses signed up for Elgin by Bike, a two-month program run by Elgin’s Downtown Neighborhood Association program.
“From Al’s Café and Creamery to Topnotch Tattoo, (local businesses) are taking part in the Elgin by Bike campaign,” said the association’s Jennifer Benson.
For every 10 businesses visited, participants received a prize, such as a bicycle light or gift certificate, and were entered into a grand prize drawing for a new Raleigh bicycle from Main Street Bicycles in Carpentersville.
Thanks to your support, the Oak Park Village Board unanimously approved its first bike plan, which includes a detailed bike network and innovative safety and education programming.
Getting involved in a bicycling club is the ideal way to meet and ride with others who share your enthusiasm for biking.
Bring a bike plan to your community.
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