Projects

Bike Week 2019 - Coordinating with National Bike to Work Week, Aurora will be celebrating Bike Week during the week of May 13-19, 2019. Keep an eye out for temporary bike and pedestrian infrastructure changes like chalked crosswalks, connected trails, and pop up spaces for anyone to use as they like! Ride your bike to work, tally your miles, and tell us how much you rode. Contact Josh Harris at [email protected]. Watch this space for details. Link to map?

BMX Park: The BPT Advisory Board is researching different locations in Aurora to install a BMX-style pump track. This is a track that will provide hours of outdoor recreation experiences for the residents. The location is still being worked out, but check back for updates.

Access to River Trail

Access to Route 59 Metra Station

Mobility as a Service (Scooters, etc?)

Biking and Walking Safety in Schools: The BPT Advisory Board is in the process reaching out to all K-8 Aurora schools (six districts, plus private schools) to offer support in getting biking and walking safety education into the K-8 curriculum per the Bike Walk Education in Schools Act passed in 2018. To receive a list of free age-appropriate resources and curricula, to start a bike/walk safety initiative in your school, or to give feedback, contact René Craig or Mary Jane Cross at [email protected].

Safe Routes to School: Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is an approach that promotes walking and bicycling to school through infrastructure improvements, enforcement, tools, safety education, and incentives to encourage walking and bicycling to school. Nationally, 10%–14% of car trips during morning rush hour are for school travel. SRTS initiatives improve safety and levels of physical activity for students. SRTS programs can be implemented by a department of transportation, metropolitan planning organization, local government, school district, or even a school.

Development of Edgelawn Path