I agree with the June 11 editorial that suburbs should become more bike friendly, but by no means should the Daily Herald be citing Arlington Heights or Bill Dixon as an advocate or an example.
Arlington Heights? What bike lanes?
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The only biking in Arlington Heights is a loop around Lake Arlington that goes nowhere. And it is so congested that there was a death there a year or so ago!
Arlington Heights is not bike friendly at all. There are some quick ways that it can become friendly. First, put in bike paths under the high tension wires between Palatine and Wheeling who already have bike paths there. That would create a nice network that connects to surrounding suburbs.
Also build a bike path along the Metra easement from Mount Prospect to Palatine. Finally, how about updating bike paths around various parks? Recreation Park has 3/4 of a loop around it and then it just ends!
Arlington Heights should do more to prove it is bike friendly.