102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY
State of Illinois
2021 and 2022
Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Christopher Belt
SYNOPSIS AS INTRODUCED:
Amends the Illinois Highway Code. Provides that, in and within one
mile of an urban area, the Department of Transportation shall establish
and solely fund bicycle and pedestrian ways in conjunction with the
construction, reconstruction, or other change of any State transportation
facility. Effective immediately.
A BILL FOR
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AN ACT concerning transportation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Illinois Highway Code is amended by
changing Section 4-220 as follows:
(605 ILCS 5/4-220)
Bicycle and pedestrian ways.
(a) Bicycle and pedestrian ways shall be given full
consideration in the planning and development of
transportation facilities, including the incorporation of such
ways into State plans and programs.
(b) In or within one mile of an urban area,
shall establish and solely fund
bicycle and pedestrian ways
shall be established
in conjunction with the construction,
reconstruction, or other change of any State transportation
(1) in pavement resurfacing projects that do not widen
the existing traveled way or do not provide stabilized
(2) where approved by the Secretary of Transportation
based upon documented safety issues, excessive cost or
absence of need.
(c) Bicycle and pedestrian ways may be included in