Past Plans and Other Resources

North and Northwest Cook County Bicycle Signage Plan

Adopted by the NWMC Board on February 8, 2012, the signage plan recommends a network of wayfinding and destination signs in the Conference's regional bicycle corridors and can be used by municipalities when implementing segments of these routes. It also provides a recommended design for the network of signs and proposes incorporating a website address and smart phone technology on the signs to give riders more information about the full network.

Plan Documents:
Printer Friendly North and Northwest Cook County Regional Corridor Bicycle Signage Plan
Bicycle Signage Map Layers (kml)
Bicycle Signage Map Layers (shape files)

Northwest Highway Bicycle Facility Plan

Adopted by the NWMC Board on February 8, the Northwest Highway plan recommends a series of bike facilities, including sidepaths, bike lanes and signed bike routes to provide a continuous, 20 mile bicycle corridor from Barrington to Park Ridge. The plan includes cross section views of the proposed improvements, cost estimates and an implementation strategy.

Plan Documents:
Printer Friendly Northwest Highway Bicycle Facility Plan
Printer Friendly Appendix - Segments Table

2010 Bicycle Plan

In 2009, the NWMC hired the Active Transportation Alliance (Active Trans) to work with NWMC staff and the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee to prepare the 2010 NWMC Bicycle Plan.  The goals of the plan, as set out by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, were to produce a more detailed corridor analysis and an implementation strategy for regional bicycle facilities.  Complementing these larger goals are recommendations for preparing local bike plans; creating bike safety, education, and encouragement programs; installing regional signage; and pursuing grant opportunities.  This plan represents the most detailed bicycle planning effort yet prepared by the conference. Building on previous bicycle planning work and relying on the hard work of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, the Active Trans, municipal staff and elected officials, this document will act as a guide for planning and implementing bicycle facilities in the NWMC service area.

In December 2010, the NWMC Board unanimously approved the 2010 Northwest Municipal Conference Bike Plan.  You can download the Plan below:

NWMC 2010 Bicycle Plan Documents:
Printer Friendly Full Copy of NWMC Bicycle Plan (13 mb)
Printer Friendly NWMC Bicycle Plan Map (5 mb)

Due to the file size, it is recommended that you right click on these links and save them to your hard drive one file at a time.

For information about implementation of the 2010 Bicycle Plan, please click here.

Bicycle and Pedestrian Resources

Printer Friendly Crosswalk Policies