The village of Palatine is expected to receive $147,560 in matching grants from the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Wednesday, February 13
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. The Chicago Tribune has more on this story.
The Palatine Village Council approved a bike plan Monday.
Palatine took a step toward becoming a bicycle friendly community Monday, when the Village Council approved a bike plan, supporters said. "This was the first step to do that," said Wayne Mikes, owner of Mikes Bike Shop, 155 N. Northwest Highway. "That was our goal-to make Palatine a bicycle friendly community. We have a lot of other steps." Mikes was part of the Greater Palatine Bicycle Task Force, a grassroots organization that was heavily involved in the development of the plan. Harry Spila, Palatine's director of community services, presented the plan to the Village Council Monday. He said encouraging bicycling has many benefits–exercise opportunities for residents, tourism and transportation. "It meets transportation needs," Spila said…