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Tinley Park passes Complete Streets policy

In 2009, Tinley Park was named Businessweek magazine’s best place to raise a family. As one of the fastest growing Chicagoland suburbs, it's great to see Tinley Park focusing on active transportation.

/Last Tuesday evening, Tinley Park passed a Complete Streets policy. This is the second community in Will County and the sixth in Cook County to pass such a policy (Tinley Park is primarily in Cook County, but has a small portion in Will County.)

Complete Streets are designed to enable safe access for all users. They improve safety, encourage walking and bicycling, lower transportation costs and build strong communities. When complete streets are available, getting around by biking, walking and transit becomes a convenient, attractive and safe transportation choice.

Tinley Park is completing an active transportation plan through the Communities Putting Prevention to Work grant. The plan and policy will ensure pedestrian and bicycle connectivity throughout the community. Go Tinley Park!