The purpose of the 105 space parking lot is to offer area residents a place where they can meet up with other people who want to carpool to areas such as the major employment centers in places like Schaumburg and Chicago. For years, areas residents have been using roadsides and shopping center parking lots to fulfill this need. This parking lot offers a free, convenient, secure, lighted location to leave vehicles while people are car pooling. The park and ride lot also offers a bike rack to accommodate those users who may want to access the park and ride lot via the shared-use path which is planned to connect the Prairie Trail parking lot near the Village of Algonquin Public Works facility to the existing shared-use path in front of the Crystal Lake Walmart at Illinois Route 31 and Rakow Road.
By encouraging car pooling, we can help ease congestion on our area roadways by getting more vehicles off of the road, which in turn helps improve air quality. The design and construction of park and ride lot was made possible by federal funds secured in partnership with McHenry County, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, and the Illinois Department of Transportation. These funds paid for 100% of the design and construction costs for the park and ride lot.
Location: Route 31 and Virginia, Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 | Google Maps