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Transportation Advisory Group

Meetings
City Hall 
1707 St. Johns Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035

To Be Determined
Agendas and Minutes

Members

  • Leonard P. Xavier, Chair - term ends 12/2020
  • Charles S. Bergen, Vice Chair - term ends 12/2020
  • Andrew Bloom - term ends 2019
  • Richard Heineman - term ends 2019 
  • Peggy Laemle - term ends 2019
  • Bruce W. Mainzer - term ends 2019
  • Paul Merkey - term ends 2020
  • Kim Stone, Council Liaison
  • Ronald Milanesio, Staff Liaison
  • Ashley Lew, Student Representative through June 2019
  • Rebecca Feiler, Student Representative through June 2020 







Resources
Description

The Transportation Advisory Group has the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Provides advisory recommendations related to the planning and implementation of transportation plans, including but not limited to the Bike/Walk 2030 Plan, the Family Friendly Bikeways Action Plan, and recommendations from the Bike/Walk Advisory Group;
  • Provides advisory recommendations related to multi-modal, vehicular, and pedestrian transportation and parking conditions, projects, education, and communications through the City; and
  • Performs all tasks and fulfill all responsibilities assigned to the "Traffic Commission" and the “Transportation Commission” pursuant to the various provisions of the City Code until such time that the City Code is amended to remove any reference to “Traffic Commission” and “Transportation Commission”.

For more information, please contact Ron Milanesio, staff liaison to the Transportation Advisory Group, at 847.926.1183 or via email.

The Highland Park Bike Walk Advisory Group
The Highland Park Bike Walk Advisory Group (BWAG) is affiliated with the city Transportation Advisory Group and focuses on increasing the viability and safety of non-automotive travel. BWAG pursues activities and initiatives aligned to the Highland Park Bike Walk HP 2030 Plan and the League of American Bicyclists' "Bike-Friendly City" program. 

Recent efforts include: 

  • Encouraging students to use more "active” means to get to and from school through "Bike to School Day” in conjunction with Highland Park School District 112
  • Promoting road sharing between cars and bikes through new signage and markings on bike routes (part of the Bike Walk HP 2030 Plan)
  • Providing a safe, fun bike route within our communities through a Family-Friendly Bikeway project in the Highlands neighborhood

All BWAG activities are designed to support a thriving, healthy, safe, and sustainable community in Highland Park.