Hoel said receiving the league's designation would be good for Elmhurst because it would be a point of pride similar to what residents feel about receiving the Tree City designation from the National Arbor Foundation. He also said it Prada Blue Backpack
The league makes its designation based on what communities have accomplished in terms of projects, policies, programs and plans that improve cycling conditions.
In May, Elmhurst received an honorable mention from the league for its efforts to promote cycling, but the award fell short of the city's ultimate goal of receiving the bike friendly community designation.
would promote health and have a positive impact on property values.
racks would be provided at new commercial construction.
Hoel said some goals such as installing bike lanes may not be achievable because Elmhurst is built out and they would be too expensive.
need a roadway that is 28 to 32 feet wide, allowing for a bike lane in each direction, he said. of our city streets meet this minimum width requirement. The only way to provide this additional width is by widening the streets, taking up parkway, requiring the removal of trees, and light poles. he said the task force will advocate for other items to raise the awareness of motorists to the presence of cyclists on the streets, such as installation of Road signs on some streets.
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plan that would outline its bicycle friendly initiatives and what it needs to promote cycling such as traffic control devices at busy intersections, trails and bike lanes.
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Lockers prove popular in effort to make Elmhurst bike
"It's a matter for providing the accommodations to use bikes for doing shopping or business in Elmhurst," he said.
was a new idea and the city wants to approach it on a demand basis, he said. the demand continues and the remaining lockers are rented then we will ask the city to acquire and install additional units, which they have indicated a willingness to do if the demand is there. task force also is in the process of rewriting its application seeking to be named a Bicycle Friendly Community by theThe League of American Bicyclists. It plans to reapply for the designation in 2012.
Seven of ten bike lockers installed at the Elmhurst Metra station have been rented, and efforts are continuing to make Elmhurst a more bike friendly community in other ways, too. Four are on First Street.
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