(AP) -- Efforts to put together a first-ever Illinois statewide bikeway plan are
The Illinois Department of Transportation is
seeking bids from companies to design the plan. Lee Enterprises newspapers in Illinois reports the
plan could mean upgraded bicycling paths across the state. IDOT officials say
the plan is a major step for sustainable and environmentally friendly
transportation options for Illinoisans.
The effort could create policies for state
and local governments to consider bike lanes when building or improving roads.
There are hundreds of miles of bike trails in Illinois but no overall plan to link or
Bicycle advocates say the plan is a positive