The City of Wheaton will soon be a friendlier place for bicyclists. Thanks to the assistance of a federal grant, the City will be gaining 752 signs throughout the community aimed at identifying bicycle routes and encouraging biking in Wheaton.
Want to know which way to the Illinois Prairie Path or how far it is from a location to the library, parks, downtown Wheaton, or local schools? You will soon see directional signs, mile marker signs and much more once the Bikeway Signage Program is completed. Crews contracted by the City will install the signs citywide between now and early December.
This program is a joint effort supported by the City, the Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Committee and Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement federal grant funding. The grant covered 80% of the program’s cost, with the City contributing 20%.
"This Bicycle Signage program began in 2012, and the signs will help with congestion mitigation as well as way-finding and mile marker signs,” said Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Committee Chair Dan Dlhy. “We believe the placement of these signs will help bicyclists with finding approved bike routes as well as make motorists aware of bicyclists on the roads."
For more information about the Bicycle Advisory Committee, visit the City’s website.