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Full Text of HB0270  102nd General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning transportation.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Illinois Highway Code is amended by
5changing Section 4-220 as follows:
6    (605 ILCS 5/4-220)
7    Sec. 4-220. Bicycle and pedestrian ways.
8    (a) Bicycle and pedestrian ways shall be given full
9consideration in the planning and development of
10transportation facilities, including the incorporation of such
11ways into State plans and programs.
12    (b) In or within one mile of a municipality with a
13population of over 1,000 people, and subject to the
14Department's option in subsection (e), the Department shall
15establish and solely fund an urban area, bicycle and
16pedestrian ways shall be established in conjunction with the
17construction, reconstruction, or other change of any State
18transportation facility except:
19        (1) in pavement resurfacing projects that do not widen
20    the existing traveled way or do not provide stabilized
21    shoulders; or
22        (2) where approved by the Secretary of Transportation
23    based upon documented safety issues, excessive cost, or



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1    absence of need; or .
2        (3) where the municipality passes a resolution stating
3    that a bicycle or pedestrian way does not fit within its
4    development plan.
5    (c) Bicycle and pedestrian ways may be included in
6pavement resurfacing projects when local support is evident or
7the bicycling and walking accommodations can be added within
8the overall scope of the original roadwork.
9    (d) The Department shall establish design and construction
10standards for bicycle and pedestrian ways. Beginning July 1,
112007, this Section shall apply to planning and training
12purposes only. Beginning July 1, 2008, this Section shall
13apply to construction projects.
14    (e) If programmed funds identified in Section 2705-615 of
15the Department of Transportation Law are not expended for 5
16years, the Department has the option to use those funds to pay
17the cost of bicycle and pedestrian ways in roadway projects
18affected by this Section.
19(Source: P.A. 95-665, eff. 10-10-07.)