Mobility Study + Pilot Program

Village of Bedford Park, IL

Overview

Bedford Park engaged Antero Group to develop and test First/Last Mile solutions that improve access to jobs for residents, businesses, commuters, and visitors.

Bedford Park is a community of 580 residents and 600+ businesses. Over 8,000 people flow into the Village on a typical workday, creating severe congestion and safety challenges.

This project, funded with a grant from Cook County, explores innovative transportation solutions to connect businesses and visitors to transit hubs utilizing a matrix of transportation tools, including: rideshare, multi-modal options, and autonomous vehicles.

Outcomes
  • A first-of-its-kind multi-modal First/Last Mile Assessment Tool
  • Cook County’s first mobility study and pilot program focused on addressing first/last commuting challenges in an industrial area
  • A Last Mile Resource Group consisting of local stakeholders, business leaders, regional agencies, and industry representatives
  • A pilot program that tested Public-Private Partnerships involving transit agencies and transportation network companies (TNCs)