Bike Path Wayfinding and Signage Study

A public meeting was held May 1 to share information and gather feedback from residents about biking in Lake County. Even if you could not attend the meeting, we want to hear from you!  Share your comments and take a short survey here.

Questions? Contact Matt Emde, Project Manager, at 847-377-7452 or email

Wayfinding signage provides information, navigation assistance, and directs path users to nearby town centers, amenities, and more.

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is beginning a countywide Bike Path Wayfinding and Signage study. The purpose of the study is to develop a wayfinding strategy and establish guidelines and sign templates to enhance the bikeways in Lake County. Ultimately the goal is to help the public using the bike paths have a better understanding of where they are on the trails and make it easier to find connecting destinations. Eventually this may lead to increased usage of the bike path network in Lake County and encourage people to get out of their cars and use non-motorized transportation options.

The study also incorporates a pilot signage project on the North Shore Bike Path between Butterfield Road and St. Mary’s Road. After the initial test section, the LCDOT plans to phase in signs on other LCDOT paths in the county.