Bikeability and Walkability in Naperville

LWVN Ideas Forum

Learn about Naperville’s many opportunities to make biking and walking even more enjoyable and useful during our April Ideas Forum on April 12th at 7:00 pm.

Biking and walking are popular activities in Naperville. People walk and bike in their neighborhoods, in our outstanding Will and DuPage Forest Preserves, and in our Naperville Parks.

Pedestrian and Cycling Safety in the US is deteriorating, and Naperville is not immune.

During the event, we’ll be discussing how:

  • Bikeability and Walkability mean safer alternatives to get to school.
  • Bikeability and Walkability mean making sure that cycling and walking are means of transportation – replacing cars for short errands.
  • E-bikes are a total game changer for better and for worse.
  • Naperville’s bicycle plan is 17 years old.

This event features Tom Craighead and Justin White.

Picture of Tom Craighead
As chair of the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) in the late ’90s and early 00’s, Tom Craighead laid out and constructed much of the current biking and walking path and on street routes. He is currently stepping up his community activism for biking and walking as a member of the Naperville Environment & Sustainability Taskforce (NEST). Tom is an active member of LWVN.

Picture of Justin White
Justin White’s drive for continuous improvement and development is not restricted to professional pursuits. Outside the office, Justin can often be found cycling around the Chicago area with friends, family, and local cycling club members or working on shaving seconds off his lap times at the YMCA pool. On the creative side, Justin enjoys reviving his musical abilities on saxophone, clarinet, and piano.

Logo for the Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force