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Rockford City Council to discuss 10-year bike plan

Every ten years the city of Rockford updates its citywide bike plan with input from local groups and residents.
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Published: Sep. 22, 2020 at 5:52 PM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Making Rockford more accessible by bike was up for discussion at Monday night’s city council meeting.

Every ten years the city of Rockford updates its citywide bike plan with input from local groups and residents.

Alderperson Bill Rose said the 10-year bike plan’s goal is to create a better biking experience around the city. On Monday night, council members weighed in. However, if the plan is approved, Rose says there’s no formal commitment to how much improvements will cost just yet.

Some highlights of this plan include connecting more bike paths around the city.

“I think this is a great plan they really found gaps within our bike facilities throughout town and said you know what if we connect this facility to this facility and this facility to this facility we’ll have a really good functioning connected system," Rose said.

Other alderpersons said funds should first go toward repairing city streets. Also up for discussion was voting to approve a study surrounding a bike path on Highcrest Road.

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