The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highway is embarking on the development of a very exciting new initiative – our first countywide bike plan. With this plan, we seek to identify the areas in the County where DOTH can guide its transportation investment to improve mobility in our communities by constructing and/or upgrading bike facilities, completing gaps in local and regional trail systems, and providing first and last mile connections to transit. This plan is an initiative of our Long Range Transportation Plan, Connecting Cook County, and reinforces our commitment to provide multi-modal holistic transportation solutions for our residents.
There are two upcoming open houses being held in a virtual format next week to provide background on the plan’s development and highlight a survey on the project website that can be taken at one’s convenience. Public input received in this early phase will shape our efforts and best guide our resources to maximize our investment impact.