News

Illinois Promotes Bikes as Transportation

Illinois Promotes Bikes as Transportation

llinois is making the case for two-wheeling.

The governor’s office and the Illinois Department of Transportation have unveiled a Bike Transportation Plan.  It’s to improve conditions for those who bike.

Ed Barsotti, executive director of the League of Illinois Bicyclists, says that means not just infrastructure, but safety and, he says, “better education of not just cyclists but motorists about how to exist with each other on the roadways, and towns being more bicycle-friendly, allowing people to get from Point A to Point B by bike.”

The League of American Bicyclists rates Illinois ninth for bicycle friendliness, but of the eight cities earning the “bicycle friendly” designation from that group, only two of them — Champaign and Urbana — are Downstate.  The others are Batavia, Chicago, Elmhurst, Evanston, Naperville, and Schaumburg.

http://www.illinoisbikeplan..com/

http://www.bikelib.org/

 

Recent Headlines

in Local

City Needs Extra $3.5 Million to Cover Healthcare Costs

Fresh
Health

It appears health care costs for city of Springfield employees went over budget by more than three million dollars this fiscal year.

in Local

Lincoln Woman Gets Prison Time: Embezzles Two Million Dollars

money

A Lincoln woman will serve nearly 4 years in prison for embezzling two million dollars over 17 years.

in Local

Rauner Pushes “Right to Work” Zones

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called “right to work zones.”

in Local

Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Cut GA, Officer Salaries

money

An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.

in Local

Portions of MacArthur Blvd. Closed due to Sewer Cave In

road construction

Portions of southbound MacArthur Blvd. are down to one lane due to a sewer cave in.