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 Entertainment

Bryan Cranston laughs off ‘Breaking Bad’ toy controversy

breaking

A Florida mom wants action figures from the popular series banned from Toys 'R' Us stores.

in Entertainment

Jimmy Fallon penning picture book

jimmyfallon

Fallon's daughter Winnie Rose has inspired the picture book, which will hit store shelves this summer.

in Music

Is your favorite artist ‘smart’ or ‘stupid?’

beethovenlilwayne

Can your listening habits actually boost your brain power?

in Entertainment

My Little Pony coming to the big screen

mylittlepony

The tiny ponies are coming to big screen, and are set to make their movie debut in 2017.

in Music

Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor to appear at CMAs

ariana

The singers are bringing a little pop to the 48th annual Country Music Awards, performing with Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert.