Skokie is getting $630,000 to build a bike path along Howard Street.
The money is part of $52.7 million in community transportation funding that Gov. Pat Quinn recently announced. The funds, which are intended to encourage alternative transportation options, go toward bike paths, walking trails, historic preservation and streetscape beautification projects.
According to a press release from the governor’s office:
“An asphalt bituminous bike path will be constructed along a key east-west corridor combined with an on-street path to connect existing facilities. The Howard Street bike path is part of an approved Village Corridor Plan which is intended to link all of the pedestrian-heavy land uses in the heart of Skokie. The route follows one of the most heavily trafficked streets in Skokie.”