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Bicycle and Walking Paths
Bicycle

Although cars dominate the roadways in Orland Park, the Village has been encouraging increased bike use through new off street paths and designated on street bike routes. Orland Park currently has 25 miles of existing dedicated off-street
paths, plus 16 miles of on street paths, and 9 miles of connecting sidewalk paths.

Another 20 miles of paths are proposed in the Village, for a grand total of approximately 70 miles of bike path existing and proposed. The recently completed LaGrange Road pedestrian bridge provides a safe crossing for the Village’s primary
bike path.

There are also many miles of trails available regionally that could link directly to the Orland bikeway system. The Village is active in regional bike planning efforts. The existing bikeway system has a direct connection to the Tinley Creek Forest Preserve
trail system and Palos Heights/Lake Katherine trail system. Ultimately, those trail systems will connect to the proposed 26-mile Calumet Sag Trail that will connect the Illinois & Michigan Trail on the west to the Burnham and Lake Michigan trails on the east. Although the primary user of Orland Park’s system is recreational; there are an increasing number of users utilizing the trails for transportation purposes.

Pedestrian

Most local and neighborhood roads include sidewalks on both sides of the street providing localized pedestrian friendly opportunities. Off-street bike paths in Orland Park are generally multi-purpose in use and accommodate pedestrians as
well as wheelchairs, strollers, skaters, bicyclists and other non-vehicular users. The arterial roads on the west side of Orland Park like Wolf Road and 108th Avenue were constructed to a rural cross section and generally do not have sidewalks. As new development has progressed over the last decades, sidewalks have been installed, but the system remains fragmented. The Village has used the sidewalk gap program to fill in critical areas as financial resources permit. Currently, sidewalks are required on both sides of the street in all new development, and commercial developments typically include pedestrian connections, both in the right of way and internally on the site.

Village of Orland Park Comprehensive Plan Mobility and Access Chapter