Did You Know?

Only 0.7 percent of federal transportation funds are spent on improving pedestrian facilities.

Complete Streets Resolution Passed in Highland Park

Great news to report from the North Suburbs – on August 26, the Highland Park Traffic Commission passed a resolution to develop a Complete Streets policy. While the resolution will still require approval by the Highland Park City Council, this is a great step forward to towards infrastructure improvements that will make roadways safer and more accessible for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users.

Congratulations to the hard working residents of Highland Park who propelled this effort and worked in partnership with Doug Gerleman from the Northbrook Bike Task Force to raise awareness of the benefits and need to prioritize a Complete Streets policy that will bring further continuity to the North Suburbs by providing alternate transportation options.

If you are a Highland Park resident, let your City Council members hear your voice so that a Complete Streets policy can be officially adopted!

If you are interested in initiating or participating in a bike task force in your community to bring awareness and priority to policies that support pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users, please contact me so we can help you get started. This win in Highland Park shows that interested residents can indeed make a real difference in the community!