The Village Board received requests from community members asking for the Village to consider adding active streets during this time of COVID-19. An active street is when a roadway is barricaded in such a manner to only allow local traffic in an effort to create more open space for people to walk, run, or bike.
After discussion, the Village Board is asking for feedback on the following locations to serve as active streets:
There were several reasons and factors that went into these locations being selected:
Feel free to attend the Village Board meeting on Monday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. to learn more. Check in next week to view the call-in information for the virtual meeting. Assistant Village Manager Tyler Burkart is collecting feedback from the public prior to the meeting so that an update can be provided to the Village Board in the Board packet. You can contact Mr. Burkart via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 414.847.2705.
If approved, the active streets would remain in effect until either school was back in session, the North Shore Health Department lifts all social distancing measures, or November 1 to allow proper snow and ice control operations, whichever action happens first. The barricades would be placed for all 24 hours each day until the active street is no longer in effect. Sidewalks would be reserved for pedestrians.
It is very important to note the following related to active streets during COVID-19: