The Village of Skokie Planning and Engineering Divisions along with a consultant team lead by Schreiber/Anderson Associates and Gewalt Hamilton Associates, Inc. completed the Village's first comprehensive bike plan. The plan is part of the Transportation (PDF) section of the Comprehensive Plan.
Bicycle Facilities Plan
The Village of Skokie Bicycle Facilities Plan (PDF) was adopted by the Village Board on July 21, 2003. The bike plan designates bike routes, bike paths, and on-street bike lanes for easier access to popular community destinations. The plan also suggests improvements, such as bicycle parking facilities and improved signage to identify routes.
Bike Lanes & Signage
Dedicated bike lanes on Howard Street have been installed between Hamlin Avenue and Niles Center Road to complete the first east-west bike route. Signage has been provided on north-south and east-west bike routes throughout the Village.
Additional bike parking has been installed at the Oakton-Skokie and Dempster-Skokie Swift stations, and at new developments throughout the Village as a result of bike parking requirements in the Village Code.