Thank you to all who attended the Transportation Forum on Wednesday, July 31!

The Fox Valley Sustainability Network held a Transportation Forum on Wednesday, July 31 at the Prisco Center in Aurora, IL. We took a look into what the Will, Kane and McHenry counties are doing to make their communities more bikeable and walkable. 

-Ryan Peterson
, Transportation Planner/Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator, Kane County

-Jaki Berggren, Executive Director, McHenry County Convention & Visitors Bureau

-Lindsay Bayley, Senior Planner, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)

-Maggie Melin
, Advocacy ManagerActive Transportation Alliance

Topics covered:

  • Bike Share Programs Across Kane, McHenry and Kendall Counties

  • CMAP OnTo 2050 Regional Transportation Priorities and Implementation Updates

  • Recently Passed Capital Funding Bill and Transportation Components

  • Chicago Metro Bicycle and Walkable Community Initiatives

  • Updates on Complete Streets Coalition Efforts and How to Get Your Community On Board

Space is limited for this event. Register now and reserve your spot.

Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy

Starting in 2019, Metropolitan Planning Council and its partners have created a peer-to-peer learning exchange and local technical assistance program—called the Drinking Water 1-2-3 Academy—to further assist communities in implementing best practices featured in the Drinking Water 1-2-3 guide.

The goals of the Academy include:

  • Education and training on important water planning and management practices today

  • Development of a peer network for cross-community learning and collaboration

  • Targeted assistance and on-the-ground implementation of critical best practices in drinking water management

Registration is open for the 2019 regional events, and IEPA Drinking Water Operator Recertification Credits are available (4 CEUs) for each event:

Regional Event #4: Thursday, September 12, 2019, 8 a.m. to noon at the Barrington Park District. Held in partnership with the Barrington Area Council of Governments. Key event topics will include how to incorporate water supply management needs and goals into community comprehensive plans, and demand forecasting.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Photo: Ryan Afflerbaugh, licensed under CC BY 4.0