Benton is participating in developing a bicycle master plan that the Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development Commission is facilitating on behalf of the city.  The purpose of the bicycle master plan will be to guide future bicycle improvements.  

This survey will be open until October 12th. 

Bike Master Plan Open House
When:  Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location:  Cafe Bloom; 1104 Public Square; Benton, IL 62812   

At the open house, you can share your ideas for future bike routes, priority destinations, and talk with the planning team! The meeting will be an open house style format with no formal presentation. Feel free to drop by anytime between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.

For more information about the Master Plan, visit

Thank you for participating in our survey!  Your feedback is important.  The survey should take about 10 minutes, with an opportunity to provide in-depth feedback on many questions.  The survey aims to help identify potential routes, prioritize destinations, and determine other aspects of the plan.  The results of the survey will be available later this Fall.  The final Bicycle Master Plan is expected to be complete by late Spring 2024.    

Plan to attend an upcoming public Open House about the Master Plan!   The Open House will be in late September or early October.  Stay tuned for date and details. 

Mapping Tool:  At the end of this survey, there is mapping tool to leave location specific comments and ideas on a map of Mt. Vernon.  To go directly to the mapping tool, click here.

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