There are few
sidewalks and ever fewer bikeways currently
in the Village, yet opportunities abound to
establish a full-service bikeway network.
Most of Palos Park is a compact residential
community with low volume streets with
scenic areas and miles of trails adjacent to
the Village. A bikeway network will provide
facilities for transportation, recreation,
and exercise for all ages and skill levels
of riders from beginners to traffic
The best network
includes a mix of four types of bikeways:
TRAILS (separate from road right-of-way
such as Forest Preserve and ComEd), PATHS
(in road right-of-way but separated from
road pavement such as extra wide sidewalk in
the parkway), LANES (on road pavement
but in a separate striped lanes just for
bicycles), and ROUTES (on road
pavement and shoulders shared with
objectives listed below and the bikeway
locates shown in Figure 8.2 are a guide for
future Village actions to build the bikeway
Connect high priority destinations
including parks, schools, stores, and train stations making bikeways
a viable alternative to vehicular travel.
2.Link to other bike ways in the region including forest preserve
trails, Cal Sag Trails and other municipal trails.
3. Facilities should be designed for safety such as selecting low
volume streets for bike routes and installing appropriate signage
for traffic control and way finding.
4.Install traffic calling feathers where feasible to raise driver
5.Update the Village standards for inclusion for new bikeway
facilities and new developments.
6.Pursue grants for bikeway construction and programming.
7.Support other jurisdictions to pursue bikeway planning
implementation complete streets policies and promotional activities.