Grant Funded Active Transportation Plan Ready for Review

On August 28th the Village Board of Trustees reviewed a draft of the first-ever Active Transportation Plan for the Village of Brookfield. This Plan focuses on ways to make walking, biking, and taking public transportation in and around the Village easier, safer and more convenient.  The Plan is 100%-grant funded thanks to a Cook County Department of Public Health “Healthy HotSpot” initiative, with the non-profit Active Transportation Alliance (ATA) serving as technical consultants.

The draft Plan is the culmination of over ten months of work by: consultants from Active Transportation Alliance; a steering committee comprised of business owners; residents; and a Village Trustee; representatives from local schools; and a great deal of community input.

Active Transportation Alliance has studied the current conditions of Brookfield’s transportation system including existing pedestrian routes, street widths, and crash locations and more. Taking these reports and the input from the community into consideration, they then proposed several improvements for the pedestrian and bicycle networks. Utilizing lists, maps, and images, these improvements call for many different strategies and recommendations on how to improve the Village’s active transportation.

To review a draft of the Active Transportation Plan use the links below.

Executive Summary

Draft Active Transportation Plan

For more information, comments or questions, please contact Village Planner, Emily Egan at eegan@brookfieldil.gov