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Northern Lakeshore Trail Connectivity Plan: Virtual Open House - Shared screen with speaker view
Matt Emde
19:24
matt emde from lcdot. I like to go salmon fishing at the harbor!
Verena Owen
32:22
@Heather Schady: who has adopted complete streets and who has not (yet)?
Heather Schady
33:00
Beach Park and North Chicago have, Zion, Winthrop Harbor, and Waukegan are underway
Terry Witt
33:46
how are bikes on trains connected?
Tim Gustafson
37:03
Terry, good question! Bikes currently are permitted on Metra trains and Metra was on our steering committee for review. We did not recommend changes to Metra's policy, but we do ackowledge that a lot of bike tourism comes in on Metra.
Kathleen Garness
41:28
Illinois Beach State Park has many rare plant and animal communities including nesting rare birds and endangered species. What will be done to foster respect and care for those by the trail users?
Heather Schady
43:03
@Marc Huber both IDOT and Lake County are on the project steering committee.
Verena Owen
44:15
I noticed from the last poll that there are zero participants from the historically underserved communities from N. Chicago and Waukegan on tonight. I urge this panel to be creative and ensure that folks in those communities will get heard.
Kathleen Garness
46:31
Thank you Verena - I noticed that too as a concern of mine.
Rachael Smith
48:30
Hi Verena and Gina--we noticed this as well. We've worked with all municipalities to give them materials to share information about this plan, but it looks like our outreach didn't reach these communities in the ways we hoped. We will do more in the coming days and weeks to do additional outreach to these communities and additionally promote in-person opportunities to view plan recommendations and maps.
Kathleen Garness
49:23
bikes are not allowed in the nature preserve area of IBSP as far as my understanding.
Nimrod Warda
56:10
Sorry, I just realized my response did not go out to everyone. I work for North Chicago and we tried outreach for this event via our City website and Facebook (posting multiple times). Unfortunately because of COVID-19 were not able to mail out flyers or provide handouts to the public at group events.
Verena Owen
58:08
I don’t know what “open streets” on the poll means
Heather Schady
58:56
“Open streets” are street closure events that allow walking, biking, and other fun activities. @Verena They are somewhat like a block party though they also have an active transportation focus.
Verena Owen
01:02:20
@Heather. Thanks, so open streets is actually closed streets, lol
Heather Schady
01:02:34
@Verena Yes, lol!
Tim Gustafson
01:03:49
Don, good question. Trash collection will continue to be the responsibility of the municipality in which it is located, and IDNR is responsible for trash within IL Beach State Park.
Edwin Fuhrmann
01:03:58
Verena, Open Streets are actually finally opened to ALL users, like pedestrians, cyclists, and the mobility challenged (handicapped, seniors, etc), who would otherwise not be safe on the streets.
Tim Gustafson
01:06:02
Marc, yes, the Zion Park district trails are proposed to better connect users to the larger network.
Tim Gustafson
01:08:35
Don, we had the pleasure of a ride-along with IDNR lands management staff in IL Beach State Park, and they described their patrolling of their property. Recommendations also took into consideration when trails and parks are closed, and how to ensure the safety of those camping in the park overnight. All other parks/trails are patrolled using the same security and hours of operation currently in place for each municipality and park district.
Tim Gustafson
01:12:05
Oh that's right - Beth and I had a great time getting to know how they manage the park!
Tim Gustafson
01:12:17
Very insightful.
Kathleen Garness
01:12:17
to Beth - nice - was that Brad?
Chuck
01:14:18
Thanks
DOUGLAS OWER
01:14:34
Once this plan is completed who will be taking responsibility to make sure plan is implemented - especially since there are so many government bodies
Verena Owen
01:16:41
Thank you
Haley & Rob Yaple
01:16:51
Thank you!
Rebecca Kinnavy
01:16:52
Thank you!