Tuesday, November 27, 2012
The "Pedal Heads" delivered gifts to the pediatric ward at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove on Saturday.
A group of 25 cyclists from Downers Grove kicked off the 2012 holiday season over the weekend with a special delivery to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital. The cyclists, known as the "Pedal Heads," met at Lemon Tree Grocer on Saturday morning, dressed up in Santa suits, reindeer antlers and other holiday attire. They then rode two miles to the hospital to deliver Christmas gifts to pediatric patients. Because the cyclists delivered so many presents, they will be stored at the hospital and given throughout the holiday season and beyond to children who are seen in the emergency room, inpatient units and in the laboratory for various procedures, according to hospital officials. “We spread the cheer through the whole year,” said Peggy Farrell, …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Help the village understand your wants and needs by taking its bike and pedestrian survey
With the village's increased efforts to make Downers Grove more bike and pedestrian friendly comes the opportunity for resident input. Throughout June, the village was out-and-about asking bikers and walkers what improvements they'd like to see the village make in order to make the village more bike friendly. This time, as the village continues to put together an update to the 12-year-old “Bikeway and Pedestrian” plan, they're looking for community input in the form of a survey. You can find the 23-question survey HERE and the survey will be available through August 3.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Village reps to be out-and-about seeking resident feedback on how to make Downers Grove a more enjoyable place for bikers and pedestrians.
Starting on Wednesday, the Village of Downers Grove is going to be hitting the streets to talk to bikers and pedestrians about what improvements they'd like to see the village make in order to make the community more bike friendly. As part of an update to 12-year-old “Bikeway and Pedestrian” plan expected to be presented in October, the village is looking for ways they can adjust infrastructure, provide education and generally improve the experience of the village's cyclists and walkers. According to public works director Nan Newlon, the main thing the village is looking for is what they can do to make things easier for the community. “We're looking to find out what kind of obstacles are in their way that prevent them from making trips by …