Model Communities Grantee

Village of Hoffman Estates

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Grantee Summary

Hoffman Estates is an established residential and business community located 30 miles northwest of Downtown Chicago. The population is comprised of 51,000 residents and has become a major hub for large corporations and businesses. Some of the largest employers in Hoffman Estates are Sears Holdings Corporation, AT&T, St. Alexius Medical Center, GE Capital, Career Education Corporation, ADP, Siemens Medical Solutions.

Policy, System and Environmental (PSE) Changes

Hoffman Estates created and adopted a Bicycle Plan in 2010, however, due to a of a lack of pedestrian, bicycle, or transit services in Hoffman Estates, the current environment does not encourage or support walking or biking. The Village is working to address this with funding from the Model Communities program by completion of the following PSEs:

  • Installation of bike directional signage to help commuters and recreational riders find popular local destinations; and
  • Adoption of a Complete Streets Policy and code review to impact those living, working and traveling through the Village of Hoffman Estates.

Highlights and Successes

  • Hoffman Estates installed up to 18 miles of bicycle signage in October 2011.
  • The Complete Streets Policy with additional code to support active living was adopted in November 2011.

Sustainability of PSE changes

  • Hoffman Estates has a strong Bicycle Task Force that will continue to meet regularly to make sure the Complete Streets Policy and Bicycle Plan are implemented.
  • Hoffman Estates plans to apply for CMAQ funds to implement the engineering changes needed to create bikeable/walkable streets.

Contact Information

Village of Hoffman Estates
1900 Hassell Rd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Contact: Ashley Monroe
Phone: 847-252-5806
Email: Ashley.Monroe@Hoffmanestates.org
Technical Assistance Partner: Active Transportation Alliance