Did You Know?

While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Northbrook Zoning Ordinance

The Northbrook Bike Task Force has been working to update the zoning code in Northbrook to include more facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians.  In part, they were working on linking bicycle parking requirements to land use. The proposed ordinance would require bicycle rack facilities to be planned and installed as part of certain new business developments or change in zoning of a business within Village borders.

This ordinance mirrors others that are already in place regionally and throughout the country, including Wheeling and Schaumburg.

Regrettably, the Northbrook ordinance failed to pass.

If you are a resident of Northbrook, now is the time to please contact the Village Manager Richard Nahrstadt at 1225 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062 or 847-272-5050 and express your desire to see this ordinance become part of the Village Code. Your local advocacy can help see this improvement to fruition!