Resources and Links
Here you'll find a list of bike and pedestrian related resources to make biking and walking journeys easier and safer!
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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
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Construction updates in Des Plaines
Who's Doing it Right
Check out these great City Bike Plans