Northwest suburban communities adopt vision for Des Plaines River Trail

Northwest suburban communities adopt vision for Des Plaines River Trail

People who live and work in seven communities along the Des Plaines River Trail are on their way to having better access to this iconic trail in northern Chicagoland.

Des Plaines Bike Challenge

Date: 
10/06/2013

The Des Plaines Park District is hosting its first Des Plaines Bike Challenge. This is a 9 mile bike course through Des Plaines. The “challenge” to this race is completing tasks to receive a clue to the next location. This event promises to be a fun and challenging adventure for any bike enthusiast. The event is Sunday, October 6th beginning at 1:00pm. Check out the flyer describing the details of the event. Questions? Contact Cindy Yelich at 847-391-5700.

Complete Streets policies in action

Complete Streets policies in action

It makes an important difference when communities and jurisdictions adopt Complete Streets policies.

Civil engineer helps bring change to Des Plaines

Civil engineer helps bring change to Des Plaines

This blog post is one in a series of stories featuring some of the great things happening in suburban Chicago communities.

Happy commuters in Northern Suburbs

Happy commuters in Northern Suburbs

Last week, Bike to Work Week swept through the Northern Suburbs. It was perfect weather for celebrating all the active folks commuting by bikes and taking transit.

National Bike to School Day a success

National Bike to School Day a success

On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, schools across the country celebrated the inaugural National Bike to School Day.

Launching Des Plaines' active transportation plan

Launching Des Plaines' active transportation plan

What a great year for biking and walking in Des Plaines!

Des Plaines -- home to new bike racks and a local hero

Des Plaines -- home to new bike racks and a local hero

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Des Plaines City Council adopts bike and pedestrian plan and policy

Des Plaines City Council adopts bike and pedestrian plan and policy

Thanks to the dedicated work of city staff and residents, the Des Plaines City Council adopted an active transportation plan and Complete Streets policy this week.

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