Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

Bike advocates and transportation planners are shifting gears to hear public feedback on enhancing the region's bike network. 

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission’s year-old Bike Connect HOI initiative plans to hold an open house Wed. that aims to gather responses on proposed action items for improving bike transportation.

Nick Hayward is a senior planner with the regional planning commission. Hayward says however, those interested in joining the conversation should consider the long view...

Regional Bike Plan Pedals Forward

Jun 1, 2016
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The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is pedaling forward on the bike plan that aims to connect routes in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties. 

TCRPC Executive Director Eric Miller says part of the Heart of Illinois Regional Bicycle Plan includes extending the Rock Island Trail in Peoria southward to Park Ave.

“We look at the Rock Island Trail as kind of the backbone of the trail network, and it extends to the Riverfront, and across the river to East Peoria and up through Morton,” Miller said.

Long Range Transportation Plan open house

Nov 18, 2014

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is seeking input on how to improve regional transportation. A long term planning open house is Tuesday (Tonight) from 5:00p.m. to 7:30p.m. at Five Points Washington. 

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.