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Resources and Links


Here you'll find a list of bike and pedestrian related resources to make biking and walking journeys easier and safer! 


If you have any links you'd like to share send them to us and we will post here.



Des Plaines River Trail Questionnaire

League of Illinois Bicyclists Bike Safety Quiz



Bike ride route:  Mike Bagby’s One Lap of Des Plaines 

Des Plaines Current Bike Lanes

Des Plaines bike routes (existing) .PDF

Des Plaines bike routes (proposed) .PDF



Rules for taking your bike on Metra trains

Bicycle Safe - Important lessons in bicycle safety

Safe Routes for Kids - Bike Safety Program Curriculum

Walk Bike to School Curricula - The ability to walk and bicycle safely is an important life skill. Any program that encourages walking and bicycling should also incorporate safety education.  In order for children to adopt new skills, they need supervised practice time and repeated reinforcement of the key messages. These walking and biking resources can help.

Bicycle Safety Guide & Countermeasure Selection System

Bicycle Safety Activity Kit -Provide parents, caregivers, teachers, community leaders, and children with tools to learn the important basics about bicycle safety.  Can be used in school or community bicycle safety programs or in conjunction with Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. Contains age-appropriate activities emphasizing crashes and related injuries while bicycling.



Active Transportation Alliance (advocacy group for biking, walking and public transportation)

Des Plaines Active Transportation website

City of Wheeling’s Planning Commission Workshop (2010)

National Complete Streets Coalition

Northwest Municipal Conference (NWMC) Bike and Pedestrian Planning

People for Bikes - Make Biking Better for Everyone - Join Now

The League of American Bicyclists

Safe Routes to School

USDOT - Traffic Safety Facts

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Construction updates in Des Plaines

City of Des Plaines Biking


Who's Doing it Right

Check out these great City Bike Plans

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