Other bike corridors planned to reach Elgin area
By Mike Danahey firstname.lastname@example.org @DanaheyECN February 16, 2014 4:08PM
Updated: March 18, 2014 6:08AM
In addition to the Evanston-Elgin Bikeway, there are several other regional corridors in the 2010 Northwest Municipal Conference (NWC) Regional Bicycle Plan that the organization is working to bring to fruition that would eventually come to the Elgin area.
A Dundee Road corridor would span a northern part of Cook County and head from Glencoe all the way to Carpentersville.
A Higgins Road corridor would make its way from East Dundee to Elk Grove Village, “connect the Fox River Trail and Dundee Road into the Busse Woods Forest Preserve, and make the connection to the Howard/Sibley Corridor via Golf Road and Algonquin Road,” according to the report.
NWMC transportation director Mike Walczak said 53 percent of the Higgins Road project is complete.
An Irving Park Road corridor would head from Elgin to Streamwood, Hanover Park, Schaumburg, Elk Grove Village and Roselle.
“This corridor serves to connect the Fox River to the Busse Woods Forest Preserve, and it makes the connection to the Howard/Sibley Corridor, which extends to the Lake Michigan shoreline,” the report states. “It also connects to the Elgin/O’Hare corridor that extends to the airport. The corridor spans the southern area west of Busse Woods, and crosses through six municipalities, four of which are NWMC members. The corridor makes a direct connection to the Schaumburg and National Street Metra station. It offers reasonable connections to the Schaumburg Bicycle Network as well as the Cook County Forest Preserve trail network.”