Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
The City of St. Charles has officially adopted a Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and a Complete Streets Policy. The direction given in these documents will provide guidance as we seek to improve walkability and cycling around St. Charles. The Plan is the result of a year and a half of research; directed by feedback from a steering committee, City staff, and members of the general public. The Plan and Complete Streets Policy are accessible from this page.
Existing bicycle and pedestrian trail maps can be found on the City website here: https://www.stcharlesil.gov/bicycle-and-pedestrian-ways
“Making St. Charles more walkable and bicycle-friendly are consistent themes that come up when we ask residents what we can do to make St. Charles even better. We are fortunate to have an active downtown and beautiful pathways along the river. Improving access by foot or bicycle to these amenities and to existing trail networks will only add to the vibrancy of our beautiful city.” Heather McGuire, City Administrator
Keep an eye on this page for updates on the implementation of the plan!
Civiltech Engineering is currently researching wayfinding improvements to help bicyclists better navigate through downtown from the Fox River Trail to the Great Western Trail.
- Conventional bike lanes added to Fox Chase Blvd. between Waverly Circle and Dunham Rd.
- Over 200LF of sidewalk installed along Kautz Road north of Commerce Drive. This sidewalk provides bike and pedestrian connectivity between the East Side Sports Complex and Main Street.
- Re-alignment of the intersection of S 7th St. and Indiana St. to better serve pedestrians.