Recent News Releases

Jun 1, 2017
Suburban traffic fatalities in 2015 outnumbered those in Chicago nearly 3 to 1, according to a new report from the Active Transportation Alliance.
May 16, 2017
Today’s groundbreaking was a great moment for everyone who enjoys one of Chicago’s most beloved — but congested — public spaces.
Jan 13, 2017
Winter Bike to Work Day on Jan. 13 is the 25th annual celebration of cyclists who don’t let gloomy winter days or low temperatures stop them from pedaling to work.
Oct 17, 2016
Today the Active Transportation Alliance is releasing a Chicago River Trail Action Plan, which lays out key steps to create a continuous trail on the north and south branches of the Chicago River within Chicago that connects to existing trails in the suburbs.
Sep 19, 2016
It was announced today that Chicago has taken first place among best US cities for bicycling, moving up from #2 since Bicycling Magazine’s last national ranking two years ago.
Jun 24, 2016
Cycling advocacy has deep roots going back more than 40 years. As such, the early pioneers of this movement are looking to secure the future of the cycling movement through planned giving and major gifts and bequests. This shift in development strategy balances traditional annual giving and long-term planned giving to meet the needs of cycling advocates looking to secure the legacy of their life’s work.
Jun 22, 2016
To better understand the impact of autonomous cars on car dependency, urban vitality and sustainable transportation like walking, biking and public transit in metropolitan areas like Chicago, Active Transportation Alliance is partnering with Illinois Tech to host a panel discussion, Will Driverless Cars Be Good for Cities? on June 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 565 W. Adams St.
Dec 16, 2015
Service will begin in the Loop Link corridor – Chicago’s first bus rapid transit project – on December 20, the City of Chicago announced today.
Oct 29, 2015
As spelled out in a lively new video created by the Active Transportation Alliance, proper illumination while biking is a crucial safety measure that makes you visible to people driving cars.
Oct 12, 2015
In an effort to make bicycling a comfortable transportation option for everyone, the Active Transportation Alliance today released a bold new vision for cycling infrastructure in Chicago.