Active Transportation Routes Fit for Transit Riders, Bicyclists and Pedestrians
This year, the Active Transportation Plan is making even more advances in helping Berwyn be more friendly to bicyclists and pedestrians. East Avenue has received signage to indicate to drivers that East is a shared street for bicyclists. In 2016 there will be shared-line street markings to further indicate to drivers that bicyclists are welcome. There will also be bicycle signs posted on streets of importance that will further help drivers and bicyclists navigate all of Berwyn better together.
Beautification plans are also in the works to better serve the Active Transportation network that Berwyn is building. Berwyn’s Depot District will undergo a huge facelift to improve many of its shortcomings for cars, pedestrians and persons with disabilities. The streetscape project will repave or replace older sidewalks to become ADA compliant. These changes are expected to increase ridership of Berwyn’s public transportation network.
For information on bikeways, proper communication and dress, parking and a printable copy of Berwyn’s bike routes, see the flyer Bicycling in Berwyn.
With an eye on providing easy, safe options to live a healthier life in Berwyn, the City hopes this planning and policy work lays an important foundation for the future. These efforts have also inspired the formation of the Berwyn Active Transportation Committee, which can be followed on Facebook.
Berwyn worked in partnership with the Cook County Department of Public Health through the Model Communities Grant Program and the Active Transportation Alliance on a number of healthy community initiatives to help Berwyn become more bike- and pedestrian-friendly, making it safer and easier to travel actively without the need for a car. The initiatives have also ensured safe active travel to Berwyn’s primary schools and parks.