Continuing our efforts to...


  • Assess adequacy and safety of existing bicycle facilities, both on- and off-road
  • Make recommendations to municipal officials concerning identified gaps
  • Conduct/facilitate safety trainings for children and adults
  • Support the Safe Routes to School program that promotes bicycling/ walking by children
  • Promote Bike-to-Work for village residents/employers
  • Promote Bike-to-Errands by assessing available routes, available bike racks, and access
  • Assess interconnectivity opportunities and gaps with forest preserves
  • Address connectivity between neighboring suburbs’ trail/path facilities
  • Make bicycling more fun by organizing races and rides in our community
  • Promote more sustainable, “green” transportation alternatives
  • Improve overall health and fitness of our community
  • Assist in securing government funding

    


Paving the way to today....


PALATINE BIKE PLAN

Palatine's Bike Transportation Plan was approved on July 11, 2011. View it here:

http://www.palatine.il.us/assets/1/documents/Palatine_Bike_Trans_Plan_071111.pdf


The process begain in May 2010 when our bike task force members met with Village Manager Reid Ottesen, Asst Village Manager Sam Trakas, and Dir of Community Services Harry Spila to discuss the DOE federal grant earmarked for development of the Comprehensive Bike Plan.   In the Summer of 2009, the Village of Palatine submitted their federal energy block grant application which included a request for $8000 for development of the bike plan. The village then retained the services of LIB and Spaceco, Inc. to develop the plan, with considerable input and assistance our task force.



US DOT BIKE/PED POLICY


Federal Policy for Bike/Ped Accommodation policy, including federal funding can be found here:

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/bikeped/policy_accom.htm



COMPLETE STREETS CHICAGO


Cook County Department of Transportation & Highways (CCDOTH) enacts the Complete Streets Guidelines. Read more:

https://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdot/Complete%20Streets/CompleteStreetsGuidelines.pdf



ROAD AND PATH UPDATES


QUENTIN ROAD

14 ALTERNATIVES HAVE BEEN REVIEWED AND PROJECT IS MOVING FORWARD. MULTI-PURPOSE ACCOMODATIONS WILL BE INSTALLED ON THE EAST SIDE OF QUENTIN FROM DUNDEE ROAD TO LAKE COOK ROAD REGARDLESS OF THE FINAL  ALTERNATIVE CHOSEN BY CCDOTH. THE BIKE PALATINE CLUB SUPPORTS ALTERNATIVE #6 FOR SAFETY-MOBILITY-CONNECTIVITY! NEXT PUBLIC MEETING PLANNED FOR SPRING 2017 WITH A FINAL DECISION IN 2018 TO BUILD QUENTIN.


This project have been on-going for 33 years, since 1983. As of December 9, 2015, the Quentin Road project is back under review by Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (CCDOTH.) The project includes a new 4-lane bridge and 2-lanes in each direction with turn lanes at Camp Reinberg and residential streets. Plans for an underpass may possibly be eliminated in exchange for an at-grade crossing for cyclists/walkers between Deer Grove East and West.


A second Public Meeting Open House was held for QUENTIN ROAD on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th 4-7 PM at the HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS located at 1550 E. Dundee Road in Palatine. CCDOTH has reviewed previous meeting comments and with the Complete Streets policy for this project has taken into consideration expanding plans for a multi-purpose sidewalk/sidepath, working with the Village of Deer Park. Thanks to those that submitted feedback in support of this much-needed road improvement.


View the invitation at CCDOTH's new website, which includes a summary of comments received at the December 9, 2015 public meeting and during the official comment period:

 

https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/transportation-projects



Previously on this topic...

At an Open House stakeholder meeting held on December 8, 2008 visitors were invited to view a 15 minute audio/visual presentation of the proposed 4/5 lane road rebuild, then proceedeed to another room where many displays were available for viewing, including an artist rendering of the entire project scope.  Visit WWW.BUILDQUENTIN.COM to see the displays and download PDF files for viewing full size.  Comments were taken by CCHD (now known as CCDOTH) until December 22, 2009 to be entered into the permanent record for this Phase I of the project.  Although there has been much contraversy on the number of lanes, the good news is that all interested seem to agree on the importance of a bike and pedestrian accomodations.


ELA ROAD

Ela Road resurfacing is now complete from Central Road to Lake-Cook. This road is now much more bike-friendly than ever before. Penny Road resurfacing may be delayed until the 2010 construction season. Colfax resurfacing is still scheduled for the current construction season.


COLFAX ROAD

Colfax has recently been resurfaced between Quentin and Northwest Hwy, and is vastly improved for riding and access to Inverness roads.



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