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Stroger to commit Cook to safer roadways
By Ted Cox | Daily Herald Staff
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Published: 10/6/2009 3:48 PM

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Cook County Board President Todd Stroger plans Wednesday to commit the county to improving its roadways and making them safer and more accessible.

Stroger will join the Active Transportation Alliance in a media event set for 8 a.m. Wednesday at Paul Revere Primary School in Blue Island.

Calling the campaign Complete Streets for Cook County, Stroger will commit the county to improving the approximately 1,500 lane miles of roads and bridges it has jurisdiction over through the addition of bike lanes, crosswalks, stop signs, lower speed limits and wheelchair-accessible bus stops and sidewalks.

The county and the alliance will also join to form a Cook County task force on transit issues.

In this, Cook follows DuPage and Lake counties, Chicago and the state in publicly committing to improved roadway safety.

Wednesday's event also marks International Walk to School Day.