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Updated Libertyville Bike Map Ready in September

Bicycle Advisory Commission hopes to have new bike maps available by September.

Cycling enthusiasts should have access to an updated bike map of Libertyville at participating stores and Village Hall in September, according to village officials.

For months,

“The old map doesn’t have actual roads,” said Advisory Member Ken Glick in November. “It still shows the Des Plaines [River] Trail, as proposed.”

The cost to print updated map range from $448 to $610, according to Commision Member Laura Nali.

To offset printing costs, the advisory is seeking sponsorship from area sports and bicycle stores, interested businesses have until Aug. 12 to become a sponsor. Each contributing store and business will receive their logo printed on the new maps.

Commission members also discussed the option of printing additional copies of the map to visitors for a nominal fee.

New Bike Signage Planned

The advisory is also working to erect bike route signage throughout Libertyville. Village officials hope to place 18-inch by 24-inch reflective signs throughout Libertyville. Each sign will cost $38, not including installation labor and wages.

“We’ll have to identify the priority locations, how many of them we’ll need, and then when we prepare the budget, we’ll see if we can do it,” Bowens said.

The commission has identified school areas such as Rockland Road and as high priority areas for bike route signs, where parking and traffic can cause safety concerns for bikers.

Next, the commission will work to disseminate information and educate the community about bicycle safety, including the proper way and importance of wearing bicycle helmets.

Casey Karl August 01, 2011 at 04:55 PM
QR (Quick Read) Codes can be incorporated into signage and educational collateral. This way - riders can have a link to the maps right from their mobile device. This is a very low cost and effective way to spread information. Save on print costs! Engage a community online!
Casey Karl August 01, 2011 at 04:56 PM
Sponsors could submit a QR Code to be used in conjunction with their logos on the maps.
Chi-an Chang August 01, 2011 at 05:03 PM
Casey, thanks for sharing the great idea!
Casey Karl August 01, 2011 at 05:19 PM
No worries. It's all about effectively servicing, engaging and growing a community!
Donny August 02, 2011 at 08:38 PM
Great - now the kids will be checking their mobile device as they roll through stop signs in traffic.

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