Little green signs have been popping up all over Oak Park recently. But what's their purpose, and who is putting them up?
According to Village Engineer Jim Budrick, the placards are part of Oak Park's village-wide bicycle plan that was completed in 2008. About 140 of the signs have been placed all over the village, pointing cyclists to major attractions such as parks, libraries and historic sites.
The signs were installed in June by West Chicago-based Traffic Control & Protection, at a cost of about $14,000, according to Budrick. Most of that was covered by a grant from the state of Illinois.