Schaumburg recognized as bike-friendly community

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 11/28/2016 2:02 PM

Schaumburg has been named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists for the village's commitment to improve bicycling through policies, infrastructure and programs.

In 1999, Schaumburg became the first community in Illinois to receive the recognition, which places the village in a leading group of communities across the U.S. that are transforming neighborhoods to make bicycling a safe and convenient option for transportation and recreation.

 

"The village is pleased to receive this distinction once again for our continued investment and commitment to provide safe bicycling options throughout Schaumburg," Director of Transportation Karyn Robles said in a news release "The village has always been a champion of bicycling, and this designation allows us to further evaluate areas where we can continue to improve."

"Since the village's major growth spurt in the 1960s and 70s, Schaumburg has always incorporated multimodal transportation into our planning with emphasis on biking as a key component in building a more livable community," Mayor Al Larson added.

Schaumburg has 90 miles of bike path and 1,000 bike parking racks and locker spaces. The village's biking program hosts two annual biking events in May -- the Fahrrad Tour von Schaumburg and Bike to Work Week -- to encourage biking. The village also is a member of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning's Bike and Pedestrian Task Force and the Northwest Municipal Bicycle Committee, both of which focus on advancing bicycle advocacy in the village and neighboring communities. For more information on bicycling in Schaumburg, visit the village's website at http://bit.ly/2ge6b3C.

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