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.
The plan has progressed to the Draft Plan stage and will be reviewed over the next few weeks by committees assisting with the plan, as well as the Bike Task Force. The pubic open house to present the Draft Plan is scheduled for May 2, 2018 at the Village Hall beginning at 6:00 PM. The Draft Plan document and associated appendices to the plan can be found by clicking the links below under documents.
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.
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.