Draft Plan Recommendations Ready for Review

On the evening of February 7, 2019, the Village of Wilmette and the project consultant team presented the draft recommendations for the plan at Village Hall. All of the exhibit boards presented as well as the presentation are linked below. Please review and submit comments via the online comment form by February 22. Additionally, you can sign up for a 15 minute time slot to speak to the project team on February 21st from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Village Hall (1200 Wilmette Avenue). Please sign up for time slots here.

Comments for the recommendations will be accepted through February 22nd. After this time, the project team will begin making revisions to the recommendations.

Overview

Presentation This is the presentation that was provided by the consultant project team on the background of the planning process.

Project Background

Vision guiding future implementation of the plan

Community Engagement findings

Existing conditions and previous studies considered

Existing bike routes in and around the Village

Impacts of the recommendations that were analyzed

Lake Ave impacts

Infrastructure Recommendations

Village-Wide Network Recommendations This is an exhibit of all the draft bike recommendations.

All of the network recommendations shown in the above map are further detailed (including locations, descriptions, and concept designs of how the recommendations might look on Wilmette streets) in the following exhibit boards:

Bike Boulevards

Marked Shared Lanes

Bike Lanes

Advisory Bike Lanes

Sidepaths

Roadways with Multiple Recommendation Options

Skokie Blvd Sidepath Potential Alignment

Challenging Crossings

Intersections Typologies are the top challenging intersections across the Village as identified during community engagement and existing conditions analysis or intersections that should be improved in conjunction with bike network recommendations. This exhibit identifies intersection types and potential design solutions. The recommended intersection tools are further detailed in this exhibit.

Lake and Edens crossing

Pedestrian Tunnel or Bridge Beneath Edens

Wayfinding

Bike Wayfinding Signage This exhibit provides recommendations for signed bike routes to replace, remove, and add, as well as signage type recommendations.

Initiative Recommendations

Education and Encouragement Initiatives

Pedestrian Initiatives