Governor Pritzker has announced a total of $2,161,000 in grants to help communities develop and improve 13 local bike path projects throughout Illinois.
This year’s bicycle path grant recipients, their projects and grant amounts are:
- Bourbonnais Township Park District, Perry Farm Multi-Use Trail Extension – $200,000
- Carol Stream Park District, Veterans Park Bike Trail – $200,000
- Champaign County Forest Preserve District, Lake of the Woods Bike Path Renovation – $100,000
- Forest Preserve District of Cook County, Tinley Creek Trail Improvements, Black Spur – $117,500
- Freeport Park District, Krape Park Bike Path Project – $200,000
- Heartland Community College, Birky Pond Bike Path Constitution Trail Continuation – $200,000
- Madison County Mass Transit District, Chain of Rocks Shared Use Path – $200,000
- McHenry County Conservation District, Prairie Trail Renovation Project – $200,000
- Mount Prospect Park District, Commonwealth Edison Trail – $137,500
- Rockford Park District, Sports Core Recreation Path Rehabilitation – $146,000
- St. Clair County Transit District, MetroBikeLink Extension – $200,000
- Village of Berkeley, Berkely Park Bike Path Improvement – $60,000
- Village of Glen Carbon, Glen Carbon Road Shared Use Path, Phase II – $200,000
The Illinois Bicycle Path Grant Program is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Funding comes from a percentage of the motor vehicle title fees, providing a maximum grant award of $200,000 per project for development projects, with no maximum grant award limit for land acquisition projects.
The purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance to eligible local units of government to assist them in the acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of public off-road, non-motorized bicycle paths and directly related facilities, such as a drinking water and restrooms, in Illinois.
Full News Release contains details of each project and is available at the following link (October 6, 2023)