This area is designed to provides IDOT’s target audiences with our story, past, current, and our vision for tomorrow, as well as provide information on employment and training opportunities and how to stay connected and get involved with transportation efforts near you.
This area is designed to provide a broad overview of the Illinois transportation system that our public partners and stakeholders can utilize to plan the transportation vision, develop sensible policies and make decisions that reflect and meet the needs of Illinois citizens and transportation users.
This area is designed to provide information for all transportation users from a multi-modal perspective, to include specialized resources such as interactive maps, safety-focused videos, and other traveler resources to enrich the Illinois travel experience.
Illinois’ terrain varies across the state, equipping Illinois with a variety of unique recreational possibilities. Our extensive transportation infrastructure also provides for recreational activities that Illinois residents and visitors can enjoy.
Illinois pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy a large network of Illinois trails, paths, and streets for recreational purposes and their daily commute. This infrastructure often is maintained by local governmental entities, but IDOT strives to showcase these options for residents and visitors, as alternatives that can increase mobility, accessibility, and sustainability.
Remember that you can take your bike with you on your car or on board an Amtrak train for your next trip. Utilize bike racks on equipped transit buses as part of your daily commute.
Off road vehicles are also a popular form of recreation that can be used on authorized trails or paths. Additional information can be found on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources webpage.
Please visit our Alphabetical Listing of Trails for more information on Illinois trails.
Choose the desired county from the list below to view a detailed .pdf version of the bike trails in that county.
Mail your request for a free Illinois Bike Map to:
Mail Room 029
Illinois Department of Transportation
2300 S. Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62764
Contact us by telephone at:
(217) 782-2270 (Mail Room)
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