IDOT gathers public input on bike transportation plan

By Audrey Wise

July 16, 2013 Updated Jul 16, 2013 at 10:19 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill --  Some area residents are giving IDOT their opinions on the future of biking in Illinois.

Tuesday night, nearly 50 people attended one of IDOT's nine meetings across the state to gather public input on a long-term bike transportation plan.

Research and public input gathered at those meetings will be presented to officials in December.  After that I-DOT will work on implementation.

Project manager, Gabe Sulkes said several of the ideas won't cost a lot of money, including improving efficiency, design and safety.  "What we're hearing time and again is just education and enforcement from both sides of the coin, motorists and cyclists really need to understand the rules of the road and need to have those rules properly communicated and enforced."

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