Mayor Alan Nowaczyk and the Village Board voted unanimously to join the National Complete Streets Coalition at the Board Meeting on January 28, 2016. Willow Springs is home to miles of scenic trails connecting people to each other and to the natural beauty of the Village, and the Village desires to ensure environmentally friendly modes of transportation for residents and visitors alike. By adopting a Complete Streets policy, the Village pledges to direct our transportation planners and engineers to routinely design and operate the entire right of way to enable safe access for all users, regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation.
This means that every transportation project will make the street network better and safer for drivers, transit users, pedestrians, and bicyclists – making our village a better place to live. Making these travel choices more convenient, attractive, and safe means people do not need to rely solely on automobiles. The Village strives to maintain its identity as a friendly, close-knit community which offers recreational outlets to promote fun, healthy lifestyles, and creating a safe, connected network of transportation is how we play to do that.
To kick-start the Complete Streets Initiative, the Village is hosting a “Pop-Up Party” June 8 and 9. Click Here for details!