Did You Know?

Bus riders account for more than 20 percent of people using Lake Shore Drive every day while taking up a fraction of the space that cars do.

Elmhurst saves big on bike plan

Elmhurst Bicycle Task Force leader and Active Trans board member Bob Hoel is saving Elmhurst up to $30,000 by engaging a student, in lieu of a consulting firm, to prepare a bicycle plan for the city.

J/im Mitchell, a full-time employee of a consulting company, is also a graduate student working on his MA in urban planning at the University of Illinois. As his master’s thesis, Mitchell will develop a 40 to 50 page document setting forth a one-year, three-year, and five-year plan to make Elmhurst more bicycle friendly.

Hoel will encourage Elmhurst to adopt the finished product as an amendment to the city’s comprehensive plan. Sounds like a win-win proposition for all concerned! Read more about this in an article that appeared in the Elmhurst Independent.