Friday, June 1, 2012

Homewood to Increase the Number of Bike Paths

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According to news reports, South Suburban Homewood is taking advantage of an IDOT initiative to increase the number of bike paths and other bike-related infrastructure in the suburb. Homewood will paint bicycle lanes on the streets most often used by bike riders. This includes portions of Ridge Road and Dixie Highway, along with Harwood and Ashland Avenues. Homewood will also install just over 75 route markers on other high-traffic areas, including portions of Dixie Highway, Center Road and 187th Street. In addition 50 bicycle racks will be installed at area schools, shopping areas and parks.

Homewood should be commended for its forward-thinking commitment to increasing its bicycle infrastructure. Bike lanes and route signs alone help not only make biking more accessible, but safer as the lanes and signs act as reminders to motorists that bicyclists may be present. In addition, this kind of infrastructure help a bicycling culture flourish. Ideally this combination leads to few bike accidents and crashes.

Keating Law Offices represents clients who have been in a bicycle accident. As bicycle accident lawyers in Illinois we have helped many clients throughout the south suburbs. If you have any questions regarding this post or an issue involving Illinois personal injury law, please contact Illinois Bicycle Attorney Mike Keating at 312-208-7702 or 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All e-mails and phone calls are returned promptly. All initial consultations are confidential and free.