Build the S-Curve Bike Path
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Des Plaines has developed a plan to improve the S-Curve rail underpass on Northwest Highway, making this hazardous stretch safe for bike and pedestrian use. A feasibility study recommended a path under the rail bridge. The next step is engineering work for which the city has budgeted $250K. Grant funding would be sought to pay for most of the total bill for the work in future phases, a cost equivalent to resurfacing a few blocks.
The benefits to Des Plaines and surrounding communities would be great and long lasting. This long awaited improvement sends a clear message that Des Plaines welcomes pedestrians and bicyclists. Studies show that walkable access to amenities is a key quality of life attraction for home buyers. This low-risk investment helps creates a vibrant community, raises property values and will increase economic activity in the downtown area. Providing a safe passage avoids the dangers of pedestrians and cyclists sharing this dangerous stretch of road, reducing risk and congestion. The project also supports Des Plaines sustainability initiatives by encouraging healthy, active forms of transportation and lowering carbon emissions.
We need your help. The City Council will soon be making funding decisions to move ahead. They need to hear that this important improvement is something the community wants. Can we count on you to speak up by contacting your Alderman, and by adding your name to our list of supporters?
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Des Plaines Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee needs your help with “Des Plaines City Council: Build the S-Curve Bike Path”. Join Des Plaines Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and 324 supporters today.