Submitted by Ron Burke on Wed, 05/31/2017 - 16:15
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:32
Last week President Trump released his first full budget proposal, and it would be devastating for people who ride transit, bike and walk in the Chicago region.
These cuts were first put on the table in the administration's budget blueprint released in March, but now they're officially part of the White House's budget proposal.
Submitted by Jalal Williams on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:53
Teaching kids bike safety has a variety of positive effects. When kids regularly practice safe cycling, the streets become safer in the communities they live and travel through.
At the high school level, when you introduce — or reinforce — bike safety, you present key skills and information at a time when young people are more likely to ride a bike for transportation instead of pure recreation.
Also, when these teenagers eventually get behind the wheel of a car, they’re more likely to treat people biking with respect and courtesy.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:53
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:24
Speeding up buses in urban areas and attracting more riders is a difficult task if transit vehicles are constantly stuck in traffic.
Cleveland learned this lesson nearly 10 years ago and it continues to reap the benefits.
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:55
Chicago should look to the West Coast as it considers investing more to speed up local buses.
Seventeen years ago, when Los Angeles County decided to give its buses priority at traffic signals, the buses experienced huge gains in speed and reliability. The county has a massive bus system that accounts for a majority of all public transportation trips.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 13:11
Submitted by Maya Norris on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:27
Carol Ross Barney has done it again. The noted Chicago architect — who is renowned for her civic, cultural and social design projects for the public — has made an indelible impact in Chicago with the completion of the Chicago Riverwalk.
Given that the full Riverwalk officially opens on Saturday with a host of special events, we thought it would be a good opportunity to get to know the woman behind the design of one of Chicago’s most exciting pieces of new infrastructure.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:21
In 2012, San Francisco’s MUNI transit system implemented a revolutionary concept to America’s bus systems – pre-paid, all-door boarding for all of its street vehicles, including buses and trolleys.
Bus riders could now enter through any door of any vehicle at any time and tap their transit card on a reader that’s adjacent to the door to verify payment. Riders who don’t have transit cards could pay their fare before boarding and carry a receipt on board for proof of payment.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Tue, 05/16/2017 - 14:08
Do you live on the Northwest Side and want to improve trails and bike routes in your neighborhood?
Would you like to learn more about supporting regional paths like a Chicago River Trail? There's still time to RSVP for our workshop on May 25 at Gompers Park Fieldhouse.