McHenry County Moves 2050
Let's Get Moving

We’re planning for the future and we need your help.

Transportation impacts everyone - no matter where you live, play, shop, or work, it’s important to get involved and make sure your voice is heard!


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View our Phase 1 Engagement Summary

This county-wide long-range transportation plan is dedicated to the future of transportation in our community! Whether you live in a city, village, or in an unincorporated area; no matter how you travel; no matter what road or path you travel on; this plan is for YOU!

We’ll look at all the ways people and goods move in our area and come up with solutions that will make it easier for everyone, and everything to get where they need to go. Our goal is to create an enhanced vision for transportation in our area by building on successes from the previous 2040 plan, and identifying new solutions that will provide a wide range of safe, equitable, sustainable, and convenient travel choices in and across our county!

Our Family of Plans

We plan for all ways people and goods move throughout our community. For most users, our current transportation system provides access between residences to local businesses and workplaces, commuter rail stations, points of interest, and nearby highways. We’re always looking for ways to improve our system to make sure it’s a safe and reliable network for all users both individually for each mode and together as a full transportation system. Learn more about our current county-wide transportation plans.

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Pedestrian, Bicycle, and Trails Master Plan

A comprehensive look at McHenry County's existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities and recommendations on how to improve the system for all users.

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2040 Long-Range Plan

This plan was developed by thousands who engaged in the planning process to dream and express their ideas about how transportation can be improved in McHenry County.

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2018 Updated Transit Plan

A Transit Plan Update was initiated in 2018 to verify whether transit service recommendations in the 2040 plan still meet current conditions.

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Five Year Transportation Program

A financial and planning tool to assist in development of the annual budget and is consistent with the County’s transportation and strategic plans.

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ADA Transition Plan

This plan is a self-evaluation of current facilities relative to the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Strategy

McHenry County Strategic Plan

This plan is the general overarching vision of the McHenry County Board.

The Process

With your help, our focus will be to identify a list of projects and policies that address transportation access, mobility, and needs of McHenry County residents and businesses through 2050. We’ll work closely with you throughout the plan update to make sure we’re heading in the right direction for our future transportation vision.

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Fall 2021 - Summer 2022

Engage stakeholders and public; Evaluate current transportation conditions.

Summer 2022 - Early 2023

Develop a draft plan.

Spring 2023

Gather input on the draft plan from stakeholders and public; update draft plan.

June 2023

Present final plan to McHenry County for review, approval, and adoption.

Your Input Matters!

Thank you to everyone who provided input during our first phase of engagement. We received hundreds of comments from the McHenry County community. Our team is reviewing all the comments received and we plan on coming back out to the public for another phase of engagement this summer. Make sure to sign up on our email list so you’re the first to know about our engagement opportunities.

See What We Heard!


SHOW US YOUR IDEAS

Drop a pin on the map and tell us your thoughts. Then, complete the short questionnaire to share some information about yourself. We really want to hear from people in every part of the County so that’s why we’re asking you to share some information.

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Resources

The latest project documents will be posted below.