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Full Text of SB1768  102nd General Assembly




State of Illinois
2021 and 2022


Introduced 2/26/2021, by Sen. Christopher Belt


605 ILCS 5/4-220

    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.

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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 an urban area, the Department
13shall establish and solely fund bicycle and pedestrian ways
14shall be established in conjunction with the construction,
15reconstruction, or other change of any State transportation
16facility except:
17        (1) in pavement resurfacing projects that do not widen
18    the existing traveled way or do not provide stabilized
19    shoulders; or
20        (2) where approved by the Secretary of Transportation
21    based upon documented safety issues, excessive cost or
22    absence of need.
23    (c) Bicycle and pedestrian ways may be included in



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1pavement resurfacing projects when local support is evident or
2bicycling and walking accommodations can be added within the
3overall scope of the original roadwork.
4    (d) The Department shall establish design and construction
5standards for bicycle and pedestrian ways. Beginning July 1,
62007, this Section shall apply to planning and training
7purposes only. Beginning July 1, 2008, this Section shall
8apply to construction projects.
9(Source: P.A. 95-665, eff. 10-10-07.)
10    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
11becoming law.