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