Recent News Releases

Aug 18, 2015
On Tuesday CTA announced the restoration of express bus service on Ashland and Western Avenues during peak hours. Active Trans released the following statement on the announcement from its Executive Director Ron Burke:
Aug 14, 2015
Active Transportation Alliance, Chicagoland’s voice for better biking, walking and transit, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary by bringing back a much loved event — The Boulevard Lakefront Tour (BLT).
Jul 9, 2015
Today the Active Transportation Alliance marked its 30th anniversary by announcing two forward-looking initiatives: the 2020 TransFormation Campaign and the creation of a new sister non-profit called Walk Bike Go.
Jun 10, 2015
The Active Transportation Alliance’s Bike Commuter Challenge, in partnership with Bike Chicago and Chicago Bike Week, is an annual celebration of bike commuting. Last year, more than 6,200 Chicagoland employees from 946 companies logged their bike trips during the week.
May 20, 2015
Chicago’s iconic cycling event is amping up the fun this weekend with the introduction of the first-ever Divvy Drag Race, where local VIPs will go helmet to helmet as they race Chicago’s Divvy bikes.
May 19, 2015
On Tuesday CTA published the environmental assessment for the proposed Red-Purple Bypass, also known as the Belmont Flyover, to further rebuild our transit system on the North Side and address growing capacity issues on the Red and Purple lines. Active Trans released the following statement on the proposal from Executive Director Ron Burke:
May 5, 2015
Enforcing traffic laws, whether with cameras or police officers, prevents injuries and save lives when done properly.
Apr 21, 2015
Active Transportation Alliance and a coalition of organizations today launched the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Campaign that seeks to pass legislation that will increase funding for Illinois’ SRTS grant program and reduce administrative hurdles to applying for grants.
Apr 14, 2015
Beginning May 9th, the Active Transportation Alliance will host City Cycling classes at its River North headquarters. The classes are open to adults and teenagers, and will consist of 1.5 hours of classroom instruction and 1.5 hours of on-street instruction.
Mar 19, 2015
Advocates call for independent task force to assess photo enforcement and other safety strategies