Friday, June 08, 2007
We had an interesting "new member welcome" ride last night - four new folks and two of them pretty strong riders. Hopefully we'll see 'em out there!
And "this just in" my email... Greetings Everyone!
I just talked with Ed Barsotti and he told me that this bill passed unanimously and is on its way to be signed by the governor!!! Whoohoo! Jot one up for our side!
SB0314 95th General Assembly
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that bicycle and pedestrian ways shall be given full consideration in the planning and development of transportation facilities, including the incorporation of such ways into State-funded transportation plans and programs. Provides that bicycle and pedestrian ways shall be established in conjunction with the construction, reconstruction, or other change of any State transportation facility, and special emphasis shall be given to projects in or within one mile of an urban area. Provides for exceptions. Requires the Department of Transportation to establish design and construction standards for bicycle and pedestrian ways. Effective July 1, 2007.
The link is incredibly long so you can get there through the League of ILlinois Bicyclists webpage.