Village of Northbrook
Master Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan


The Village of Northbrook has retained Alta Planning + Design and subconsultant Christopher Burke Engineering to prepare a Master Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The Village is located in an area of high-quality trails that include the Green Bay Trail, North Branch Trail, Skokie Lagoons / North Shore Trail, portions of the Skokie Valley Trail, and the Des Plaines River Trail. Local planning initiatives in nearby municipalities have made progress in closing gaps to walking and bicycling through a coordinated approach of extending trails, constructing a network of on-street bicycle facilities, and improving walking paths, sidewalks, and intersections.

This plan will help Northbrook to develop a network of facilities that improve walking and bicycling in the Village, coordinate with the varies roadway agencies who have jurisdiction over roadways in Northbrook, and engage residents, employers, and other interested parties to improve education, encouragement, and enforcement of the rules of the road when it comes to those who walk, drive, or use a bicycle in Northbrook.

Ways to get involved:

Identify locations you’d like to see improved on our
interactive map

Share your opinions with our

Provide written comments at our
contact page

Interactive Map


Throughout the planning process, the community will be invited to meetings and events to review, discuss, and provide feedback on proposed projects. Details of upcoming events will be posted on the website and emailed to you if you sign-up for our announcement list. Your participation will help to inform how we plan for the future of the Village of Northbrook.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

At 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, the Public Works Committee will meet at Village Hall to discuss the draft plan

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

From 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Alta Planning + Design will set up a table at the Northbrook Public Library to provide visitors with a chance to preview the draft plan. All are welcome to visit.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

At 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, the Bike Task Force will meet at the Northbrook Village Hall to review the draft plan.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

(Tentative) At 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the second public meeting will be held at Northbrook Village Hall to present the draft plan.

Past Events

See summaries, photos, and materials of past meetings on our blog.


We’ll publish materials including display boards, drafts, and the final report here on the website for your review. We will look to the public to provide comments both in-person and online throughout the process to ensure the Master Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is representative of the desires and needs of the Village of Northbrook.