Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Palatine news from the last 24 hours.
I wanted to apologize for the daily e-mail newsletter not going out this morning (Tuesday, July 19). Because of the system glitch I compiled a list of Palatine Patch's updates from the last 24 hours or so. The daily newsletter should return on Wednesday, July 20. I'm sorry for any inconvenience.
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…
Friday, July 15, 2011
Officials say goal is to make Palatine more bicycle friendly for transportation and recreation purposes through a variety of options.
Since September 2010, Palatine officials have been working on a plan to create a bike plan that would serve recreation and transportation needs throughout the community. Bike trails and lanes, shared bike paths and side paths are a handful of the initiatives the village council will consider at its July 18 meeting. Another goal of the plan is to link Palatine to neighboring communities. “We want to make connections for people to shopping, stores and destinations such as the train station, but also provide connectivity with our adjacent neighbors such as Arlington Heights and Rolling Meadows,” said Harry Spila, Palatine’s director of community services. While bike lanes and shared bike paths could be created near quieter roadways and …