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Glen Ellyn Seeks Public Feedback on Biking, Active Transportation Options for Village

The village has launched Move GE, an initiative to create a bike and active transportation plan.

Glen Ellyn officials are looking for the public's feedback on way to improve way to encourage biking and active transportation throughout the village. 

The village has launched Move GE — an initiative to create a bike and active transportation plan. 

The process begins with public feedback through an open house event, which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in the Solinsky West Room on the first floor of the Civic Center, 535 Duane Street. 

Residents, employees, frequent visitors and other stakeholders are invited to come at any time during the three hours to share their ideas for specific and general improvements to bike and pedestrian infrastructure and policy within Glen Ellyn.

Everyone is urged to take a short bike and pedestrian survey, available online at http://goo.gl/E1fDL3. The survey will stay open for responses through Friday, February 28. 

In addition, for those unable to attend the open house but still wanting to share ideas throughout the process, “like” Move GE on Facebook, post on the wall, and participate in the discussions: https://www.facebook.com/MoveGEPlan.

What is Move GE? 

As part of the Village’s effort to improve quality of life, Move GE will identify ways to increase people’s health and physical activity levels, to shorten and ease their daily commutes, and to ensure safety on streets and sidewalks. 

The initiative will support ongoing economic development by contributing to vibrant commercial areas, successful businesses, and property values. 

Another active initiative is the ongoing implementation of the 2009 Downtown Strategic Plan, which includes investing in attractive streetscaping, expanded parking options, and updated street signage and wayfinding design. 

In addition, the Village has established tax-increment financing districts downtown and on Roosevelt Road to foster and encourage development. 

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