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BikeWalkHP 2030 Update

Updating the City's Non-Motorized Transportation Plan
In 2012, the City of Highland Park adopted BikeWalkHP 2030, the City’s comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian plan. Since its adoption, the City has implemented several of the recommendations in the plan, including a pedestrian cut-through and 18 miles of bicycle infrastructure improvements. In 2018, the City was awarded a Bronze status as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the American League of Bicyclists, one of only 19 Bicycle Friendly Communities in the state.
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Why is the City Updating the Plan?
The City seeks to continue serving as a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community through the implementation of BikeWalkHP 2030. Updates to the plan are needed to reflect new bike infrastructure and pedestrian connections, as well as to re-evaluate project priorities.

Project Schedule
The project kicked-off with a meeting of the BikeWalkHP steering committee. The steering committee is comprised of community stakeholders including the Park District of Highland Park, residents, bike-enthusiasts, and every-day walkers. The committee will work closely with staff to serve as a sounding board and ensure the plan meets the needs of the Highland Park community. In addition, the schedule includes multiple opportunities for public input and presentations to City Council.

The BikeWalkHP 2030 Update process is anticipated to conclude before the end of 2019. This includes analysis of existing conditions, public outreach, drafting the plan, and adoption.

Get Involved
The planning process will include several opportunities for public involvement and input. Please check back to this website for information about upcoming outreach events.

Questions?
Please contact Jaemi Jackson, Planner II: jjackson@cityhpil.com 847.926.1853 or Drew Awsumb, Deputy Director of Community Development: dawsumb@cityhpil.com 847.926.1612