The Trail Between
Creating Support for the East Branch DuPage River Trail
DuPage County is seeking citizen input regarding opinions, ideas and input for the East Branch DuPage River Trail project. Please fill out this form to let the County know what you think about the segment of the trail between Butterfield Rd. north to the Great Western Trail.
Note: the "Friends of the East Branch DuPage River" have been collecting and delivering petitions to elected officials on a regular basis and your opinions are also on the change.org survey site, but now it's time to state them again directly to officials at the county this time. We apologize if you feel you've already done this!
DuPage County has developed a plan to create the East Branch DuPage River Trail (EBDRT), a north/south bike and pedestrian trail. The feasibility study was completed in 2004 and recommended construction over ten years. However, fifteen years later over 75 percent of the trail has yet to be funded. But they are making progress! An engineering study is underway thanks in a large part to thousands who, over the past two years, have signed the petition on this page. But there's still a long way to go! So, please continue to share the petition and spread the word to your friends and neighbors
Construction of the EBDRT would provide enduring benefits to the residents of Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Lisle and neighboring villages. Studies show that bike lanes and trails are a key quality of life attraction for home buyers. This low risk investment will help create a healthy and active community and raise property values. Construction of the trail will also allow residents an active transportation option to businesses along Roosevelt and Butterfield roads as well as making commuting by bicycyle between Lisle and Carol Stream much more doable. By creating the bike trail, residents are enabled to buy more easily from local businesses while reducing traffic and improving the environment.
Download the flyer and take action to help or scroll down for more ideas for how you can stay in touch.
Want to REALLY REALLY help make this trail a reality? Download a blank petition and collect signatures from your friends and neighbors. When you've filled a page, let us know, so we can arrange delivery.