Welcome to Bikeways and Trails
This website provides information on all bicycle and pedestrian activities undertaken by the DuPage County Division of Transportation. This includes 92 miles trails operated and maintained by DuPage County such as the Illinois Prairie Path and Great Western Trail (View "About Bikeways").
For the most recent information concerning trail development, view "Bikeway Project Status" .
Adopt-A-Trail: New Program in 2013
The DuPage County Division of Transportation has initiated an Adopt-a-Trail Program for 2013, similar to the long-standing Adopt-a Highway Program.
The Adopt-a-Trail Program allows civic or private interests groups to adopt segments of the Illinois Prairie Path or Great Western Trail for the purpose of litter collection. Work materials (work gloves, safety vests and garbage bags) and adoption/'Work Crews Ahead' informational/warning signage will be provided by the County. Groups are required to work 4 times annually between March and November. This program provides an ideal alternative to the Adopt-a-Highway for youth groups to perform community service in a safer environment.
“DuPage County is committed to providing a pleasant user experience along our trail system. The Adopt-a-Trail Program allows groups of all ages to participate in beautifying our trail system and enjoy one of the County’s most valuable assets. We look forward to cooperating with community organizations on this new, but familiar program,” said Daniel Thomas, DuPage County Trails Coordinator. “Community group litter collection provides a useful service to the County and enables our highway maintenance resources to be utilized elsewhere.”
The Adopt-a-Trail Program is managed through the Division of Transportation's Highway Permitting Department at 421 N. County Farm Road Wheaton, IL 60187-2553. You can reach the department at the main office at 630/407-6900 (Mon. - Fri. 8 am - 4:30 pm, excluding holidays) or you can email Adoptahwy@dupageco.org for more details. The Adopt-a-Trail Program application can be found at the Division of Transportation’s webpage at: http://www.dupageco.org/DOT/33352/.