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A bicycle commuter who rides four miles to work, five days a week, avoids 2,000 miles of driving and about 2,000 pounds of CO2 emissions each year.

Elmhurst adopts bike parking ordinance and 'Share the Road' signage

Exciting news for Elmhurst! The Elmhurst City Council unanimously passed a bicycle parking ordinance on March 19.

Groundwork for the new ordinance was laid months in advance during discussions between the Elmhurst Bicycle Task Force and city officials.

Task force chairman and Active Trans board member Bob Hoel (pictured) drew upon a model ordinance and other examples provided by Active Trans, to help create a set of workable requirements for developers.

In further support of bicycling, the city recently installed new signage throughout the community. Sixty Share the Road signs have popped up around town on the most-used bike routes. Another 60 Bike Route signs have also been posted. Way to go, Elmhurst!