WHEATON, Ill. – Wheaton officials want to hear what you think would make your community more bicycle-friendly. Attend a public meeting at 7 p.m. June 9 in the Gamon Room of City Hall, 303 W. Wesley St., to tell them where you are already biking and where you wish you could bike.
City officials are particularly interested learning about common roads used for cycling in the city and potential bicycling programs that the city could establish.
All Wheaton residents are invited to attend. This is your chance to help shape Wheaton's first bike plan.
Representative from the Wheaton Environmental Improvement Commission, various City departments, the Wheaton Park District, DuPage County Forest Preserve District and Community Unit School District 200 have formed a task force to develop the Wheaton Bike Plan. Active Transportation Alliance has been contracted by the City of Wheaton to help develop the bike plan, which is expected to be completed in the fall of 2010. This project is being funded by a federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant the City received as part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA).
Questions can be directed to Marissa Dolin of the Active Transportation Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org.