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Federal Grant to Help Palatine Add More Bike Paths

The village of Palatine is expected to receive $147,560 in matching grants from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The village of Palatine is expected to use the $147,560 it receives in matching grants from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program to add more bike routes, shared bike and parking lanes and bike lanes, according to the Chicago Tribune. 

The plan is to create 26 miles of bike routes along 33 residential streets in Palatine through the use of the federal grant as well as local funds, according to the Tribune. 

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Catherine February 13, 2013 at 09:20 PM
They could raise a lot of money if the police would actually ticket overnight parkers. I have a guy in my area that parks in the street EVERY SINGLE night. Once or twice in three months he gets a ticket. Why does Palatine need bike lanes? I never see anyone on a bike. What hogwash.
Tom Lunde February 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Can I ride my motorcycle on these lanes?
Gail Artrip February 14, 2013 at 05:14 PM
I can't wait to see more bike lanes and bike parking in Palatine! As a bike commuter and errand runner, I'll definitely feel and be safer on Palatine's streets. Everyone is safer when on-road bike accommodations are more clearly defined.
D15parentanddriver February 14, 2013 at 06:38 PM
They could also raise a lot of money if motorists are ticketed for passing school bus stop arms. A bike lane or sidewalk is needed on Quentin Rd between Lake Cook and Dundee Rds, and on Lake Cook Rd betweem Quentin and Rand Rds.
Bucephalus February 15, 2013 at 04:14 AM
I believe the plan is to widen Quentin in that stretch but its currently being held up by quarrels over how much Forest Preserve land would be taken for how many lanes. If I recall correctly, IDOT was talking about five lanes through there while the Sierra Club wants one turn lane, at maximum.

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