The DuPage County
trail system was an outgrowth of open space planning and desire to link
communities and greenway corridors with both recreational facilities and
transportation corridors. The County has a long standing and successful bikeway
planning and implementation effort. Beginning in the 1980s, a plan was developed
to identify needs and recommend future improvements for non-motorized
transportation. The result was the 1984 DuPage County Regional Bike Plan with
goals that included:
To recognize the bicycle as a mode of
To develop a bicycle transportation
To provide safe, efficient, and coordinated regional
movements; overcome barriers; and
To encourage interagency
coordination; connect local trails into larger network.
second county bikeway plan was approved by the County Board in 1995. In this
plan, 198 miles of trail within the county were inventoried. It also recognized
"complete streets" concepts for roadway design, identified 10 priority travel
zones, and analyzed roadway suitability (bicycle level of service).
most recent bicycle plan is the 2008 DuPage County Regional Bikeway Plan. It was
created under a partnership between the DuPage County Board and the DuPage
County Mayors and Managers Conference. The County and Conference worked to bring
all bikeway implementation agencies in DuPage together to update the previous
plan and reflect changes due to development that had occurred since 1984.
Included in the planning process were municipalities, park districts, the
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, DuPage County Division of
Transportation, townships, and the public / trail users.
Download the 2008 DuPage County
Regional Bike Plan.
For more information, contact the DuPage County
Division of Transportation Trail coordinator at TrailPathCoordinator@dupageco.org
or call (630) 407-6900.