bike transportation plan

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The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is working with a group of cycling enthusiasts from throughout the region to create what they are calling BikeConnect HOI.

The steering committee of 23 people include representatives of the communities in the tri-county area, the Illinois Department of Transportation and area cycle clubs.

Nick Hayward is a senior planner with the regional planning commission.

Peoria will be part of a statewide effort to create an Illinois Bike Transportation Plan. The Illinois Department of Transportation is holding meetings around the state to gather information on how bicycling paths can be improved, and the challenges communities face in making themselves more bike-friendly. Brian Williamsen is a spokesman with IDOT.