Only a year after our cycling advocates Bruce Rosenzweig and Jay Fried were injured in Barrington Hills on a nice Sunday morning Velo Club Roubaix road cycling club ride and this North Suburban advocacy group was formed, one area town has voted to adopt Complete Streets!
Wednesday August 26, 2009 the Highland Park Traffic Commission finally met to hear a presentation on Complete Streets by two capable Active Trans folks, one being Lina who we helped get hired. And the Commission unanimously voted to recommend that
After Active Trans’ short presentation some
One Commission board member said it well before the vote when he realized that this is a whole new way of thinking about traffic movement and he could see how it might eventually affect the way the City approaches every project. Right he is! Complete Streets looks at how best to move around people--not just motor vehicles. It puts people first, and that includes when we the people, use our public roadways for movement other than in our cars, like for cycling!
- There is a now a Federal policy, which covers jurisdiction over national highways
- There is now an
policy, which covers state highways. This is as of last year and also thanks in part to Active Trans! Illinois
- There soon should be a
policy which will cover the county roads. Our group has also helped with that. Lake County
Highland Parkadopts a policy, all roads through would then be covered, no matter whose jurisdiction they may fall under! Highland Park