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Lake Arlington increases path patrols, splits path

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Norma Alfaro of Arlington Heights and her son Alex, 14, walk around Lake Arlington on Thursday. Changes officially implemented Thursday mean one-way lanes that are clearly marked in an effort to increase path safety after a death earlier this summer.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

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Changes, including one-way lanes, at the path surrounding Lake Arlington were officially implemented Thursday. The Arlington Heights Park District made the changes after a woman died earlier this summer from injuries suffered when struck by a bicyclist while walking around the lake.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Darcy Tegtmeier heads out on patrol at Lake Arlington. She planned on reminding path users of the new rules that were officially implemented Thursday at the Arlington Heights park.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Changes made to Lake Arlington were officially implemented Thursday. Bikes are supposed to go one direction and pedestrians the opposite direction.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

Not everyone has caught on to the new rules at Lake Arlington, including two bicyclists who passed Fran Kay of Elk Grove Village on Thursday, the first day the rules went into effect.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

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Visitors to Lake Arlington will see increased patrols, new signage and pathway markings indicating interim changes in response to the death of a woman struck by a bicyclist on the path earlier this summer. "The district knows that simply upgrading signage and pathway markings will not be enough to successfully promote a mutual respect among all path users," officials said in a release
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    • Norma Alfaro of Arlington Heights and her son Alex, 14, walk around Lake Arlington on Thursday. Changes officially implemented Thursday mean one-way lanes that are clearly marked in an effort to increase path safety after a death earlier this summer.
    • Changes, including one-way lanes, at the path surrounding Lake Arlington were officially implemented Thursday. The Arlington Heights Park District made the changes after a woman died earlier this summer from injuries suffered when struck by a bicyclist while walking around the lake.
    • Darcy Tegtmeier heads out on patrol at Lake Arlington. She planned on reminding path users of the new rules that were officially implemented Thursday at the Arlington Heights park.
    • Changes made to Lake Arlington were officially implemented Thursday. Bikes are supposed to go one direction and pedestrians the opposite direction.
    • Not everyone has caught on to the new rules at Lake Arlington, including two bicyclists who passed Fran Kay of Elk Grove Village on Thursday, the first day the rules went into effect.
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