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Libertyville’s focus on the commuter

Occasionally, a single village will dominate the commuter headlines. This week, that village is Libertyville.

Libertyville is evaluating relocating its Metra rail station further to the west, all the better to avoid long backups on Milwaukee Road during train stops. The village is also constructing new downtown parking garages to ease a parking drought.

As a motorist who not only has been stuck in Milwaukee Road Metra-related traffic jams, as well as “just because it’s Libertyville” traffic jams, I applaud the focus being given to easing traffic nightmares. Libertyville’s central district is also quite walkable, which I hope will be maintained and enhanced via these proposed enhancements.

It doesn’t hurt that these improvements are projected to give more consumers access to Libertyville’s downtown shops and restaurants, thereby increasing revenue. Commuters and consumers tend to be the same people.

At the risk of spurring “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia“-like statements, it would be nice if more Metra stations had a Caffeinated Beverage Fill-up Station (a.k.a. coffee shop) located nearby, like Libertyville does. These shops would not have to be major coffee chain outlets. An independently run shop would be lovely, just a friendly place to grab a cuppa should one not have time that morning to brew a batch at home.

More on Libertyville: Motorists should heed their speed through the village, especially along the recently reopened Butterfield Road and highly-trafficked Milwaukee Road and Route 137 intersections. Otherwise, you may have an unplanned meeting with this gentleman.

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