Walking and Biking in Wilmette

The Village of Wilmette commits to building a safe, inviting, and context-sensitive transportation network for all users. We visualize Wilmette as an accessible community for people of all ages and abilities where any transportation mode, including walking, biking, and driving, is expected on the transportation network, welcomed through secure, comfortable, and convenient design, and reflected in Village policies and programs.

Master Bike and Active Transportation Plan

The Master Bike and Active Transportation Plan Implementation Has Begun!

On March 10, 2022, the Transportation Commission approved Year 1 of the Master Bike and Active Transportation Plan (MBATP).  The Year 1 project are as follows:

The Transportation Commission will begin discussion on several proposed bike and pedestrian projects at their meeting on November 16 at 7:00 PM at the Public Works Facility, 711 Laramie Avenue.

The agenda includes:

  • Sheridan Road Pedestrian Crossings: Potential improvements consist of the addition of a pedestrian crossing at 10th Street and minor enhancements at other existing pedestrian crossings. Click here for proposed project plans. 
  • Park Avenue, Poplar Drive, and Washington Avenue: Bike boulevard accommodations which primarily consist of “sharrow” bike symbols marked in the street similar to those on Locust Road between Wilmette Avenue and Lake Avenue. Click here for proposed project plans.

The meeting packet will be posted on the Village website no later than Friday, November 11.  You can access the meeting packet at https://www.wilmette.com/government/agenda-minutes/.


On March 10, 2022, the Transportation Commission approved a five-year implementation schedule for the Master Bike and Active Transportation Plan. This implementation plan will serve as a roadmap for building the network.

View the staff presentation regarding the Implementation Plan (pdf)

View the staff memo regarding the Implementation Plan (pdf)


On February 23, 2021, the Village Board approved a Master Bike and Active Transportation Plan, which is shaped by community input and will guide future decision-making in the Village. The plan explores ways to improve walking and bicycle access to the Village’s transit stations, business districts, parks, schools and other key destinations throughout the Village.

View the Master Bike and Active Transportation Plan (pdf)

View the staff presentation of the Master Bike and Active Transportation Plan at the February 9, 2021 Village Board meeting

View the staff memo prepared regarding the Master Bike and Active Transportation Plan (pdf)


Other Resources

View the District 39 School Walking Route Map (pdf)

View more information regarding bicycling in Wilmette (pdf)Keyword: bike route hiking and biking bike plan active transportation walk and bike pedestrian  


This page was last updated on November 8, 2022.

 

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