The very unfortunate fact that Glen Oak Park does not have a bike or pedestrian lane has always been a pain, but it was manageable, because you could ride your bike and/or jog in the street, around the inner circle (see orange line on photo), only coming out on the street as you pass the Zoo. Again, that scenario was precarious, but it was manageable.
Now that Glen Oak Park, has the new Peoria Zoo, walking around that inner circle has become even more dangerous, because all roads now lead to the parking lot of the entrance to Africa at the Peoria Zoo and if you are jogging or riding your bike on the inner circle - you must go through the parking lot. (click on images to enlarge)
|No pedestrian or bike lanes in Glen Oak Park, must walk across the new Zoo parking lot.|
|Riding bikes on grass in Glen Oak Park|
At this point, in the development of the upper Glen Oak Park to accommodate the Peoria Zoo, I don't even see where they could add a bike or pedestrian lane. Very disappointing development for a inner city park.