Maps and Resources
Aurora Bike Map: Produced in collaboration with the Ride Illinois, this map identifies off-road trails and suggests on-road routes for bicycle travel throughout Aurora. Roads rated using three relative levels of cyclist comfort. Safety tips included.
DuPage Trails App: Mobile-friendly mapping software shows bike trails, parking , restrooms and rest areas, and bike shops, plus the locations of popular destinations like farmers markets and a way to report trail issues.
KKCOM Bike & Pedestrian App: Developed by the Kane Kendall Council of Mayors, this mobile-friendly mapping software shows all local and regional trails within Kane and Kendall Counties plus regional trails throughout the seven-county Chicagoland region. Roadways are rated by Bicycle Level of Service to show comfort, safety, and ease of mobility. Regional points of interest (“Amenities”) maps include museums, theme parks, landmarks, and farmers markets. Other maps include parking and restrooms, public parks/arenas/water parks/nature centers (“Recreation”), public transit, hospitals/police and fire stations/libraries (“Services”), and a means of reporting trail issues.
DuPage County Bikeways and Trails: Information about the Illinois Prairie Path, the first successful rail-to-trail conversions in the US. Includes project status, maps, regional plan summary and development, trail rules, permits, suggested rides, trail closures, and ways to help.
Bikes on Metra: Bikes are permitted during limited hours on weekday trains and on all weekend trains. See the Metra website for times and the Ventra mobile app and printed schedules for which trains allow bikes. Standard sized bikes can be accommodated in the ADA-accessible area of railcars. Up to five bikes are allowed per accessible diesel rail car and two bikes per accessible Metra Electric car. An ADA symbol on the outside of the railcars indicates accessibility.
Bikes on Buses: Written instructions with pictures on how to mount your bike on the front rack of a Pace bus. Includes instructions for folding bikes and handy tips for using bikes and buses.
Pace Route Finder/RTA Trip Planner: The Pace Route Finder tool allows you to search for bus routes by keyword, carrier and division, communities connecting CTA and Metra stations and routes, landmarks or route numbers. Find more complex routes using the RTA’s Trip planner. Find a map of the entire RTA system here.
Report Maintenance Issues: To report broken glass, faded markings, potholes on path for City-owned paths, call Public Works, 630-256-3200. Otherwise, contact the Fox Valley Park District, 630-897-0516.
Bike Quiz: Test the bike safety knowledge of a child bicyclist (older elementary ages), adult bicyclist (teens and adults), motorist, driver’s education students, or truck/bus/other large vehicle driver. Questions are multiple choice and include images; right and wrong answers generate illustrated explanations emphasizing the safest choice.
Bike to Work: The Active Transportation Alliance publishes a guide for biking to work that includes tips on preparing to ride, how to look good and stay comfortable, how to stay safe without fear of injury, avoiding getting doored, quick maintenance checks, and choosing a route. Riding to work can be pleasurable - give it a try!
ITE Complete Streets: The Institute of Transportation Engineers provides technical resources on the Complete Streets concept that include toolkits, design and implementation guidelines, benchmark reports, fact sheets, and primers on elements of active transportation, context sensitive solutions, freight, traffic calming, and transit.
ITE Vision Zero: The Institute of Transportation Engineers supports Vision Zero safety planning strategy “to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.”
KKCOM: As one of 11 sub-regional councils of the Council of Mayors established to provide a forum for early public involvement and partnership on the various transportation plans and projects developed for Northeastern Illinois, the Kane Kendall County Council of Mayors participates in programming federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds for transportation improvements each year and is a key player in the development of the region's Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Regional Transportation Plan.