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Bike sharing study planned

Bike sharing, the popular program that rents out bikes on street corners throughout Chicago and other cities, may be on its way to Oak Park.

A new study commissioned by the Village through the Active Transportation Alliance will focus on ways to bring bike sharing and other bike-related practices and infrastructure to Oak Park. The study will serve as an addendum to Oak Park’s 2008 Bicycle Plan. Bike sharing is a popular strategy for encouraging community biking and a healthy, green transportation environment.

Oak Park hopes to bring bike sharing to the community by extending Chicago’s Divvy Bike Share System into the Village. As part of this process, planners and bike advocates will look at access to job centers, transit hubs, shopping and tourism, among other crucial destinations.

The study will review the 2008 Bicycle Plan, provide a detailed analysis of target locations and technical recommendations for placing and spacing bike stations, and recommend specific treatments and facilities to implement the network.

Outreach efforts, including public meetings and online surveys, are planned as well.

For more information on the bike study, email