NAPERVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Janet Yang Rohr, D-Naperville, is highlighting a new bike path that will be underway for community members in Naperville.
“The trails running through Springbrook Prairie afford a unique opportunity to walk, run, and bike amid Illinois’ indigenous grasses and wildlife, and it’s been a welcome respite for many of us during a difficult past year,” said Yang Rohr. “The State’s investment to improve safe access to the trails strengthens the link between Springbrook Prairie and its surrounding community.”
The DuPage County Forest Preserve District is one of seven recipients of this year’s Bicycle Path Grant Program. This project will receive $100,000 to construct a 10-foot-wide, 0.25-mile limestone pedestrian and bicycle trail along the forest preserve right-of-way on the east side of Naperville-Plainfield Road. The trail will connect a municipal sidewalk along the Brighton Ridge subdivision to a limestone trailhead parking lot in the forest preserve. The project will also modify the trailhead, which serves two loop trails within Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve, as well as connects to the Southern DuPage Regional Trail and other regional trails beyond.
Funds for the Bicycle Path Grant Program, administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, are for the acquisition of land or development of facilities for bicycle paths. The Bicycle Path Grant Program was approved by the Illinois General Assembly in 1989, and funding comes from a percentage of motor vehicle title fees.
“This grant will provide an excellent addition to our community for residents to enjoy the outdoors as we approach warmer months,” said Yang Rohr. “I am pleased that our community was awarded this grant and look forward to the project’s completion.”