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Villa Park advocates build support for safer biking

Mar 12, 2019 | by Maggie Melin

Advocate and Village Trustee Bob Wagner is working with a core group of volunteers in the Village of Villa Park to promote bicycle safety and increase public awareness of the village’s recently-developed Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. Active Trans partnered with the village to lead the effort in developing the master plan, which has three main goals: ⇒ Create better connections between the Illinois Prairie Path, Great Western Trail, Salt Creek Trail and other local destinations ⇒ Improve sidewalks and intersections for pedestrians ⇒ Develop a bicycle network with a focus on north/south connections As part of the community engagement process, a 16-member steering committee was formed that consisted of village staff, elected officials, local business owners and residents. Eager...