Submitted by Jim Merrell on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 13:50
A bike network is only as strong as its weakest link, but a new proposal by 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly threatens to remove one of the most critical connections in Chicago’s growing network of protected bike lanes.
In an ordinance introduced in the Chicago City Council, Ald. Reilly is seeking to force the Chicago Department of Transportation to remove the Kinzie Street protected bike lane, located between Des Plaines and Wells Streets in the River North neighborhood.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Thu, 04/16/2015 - 13:09
On Wednesday, 42nd Ward Alderman Brendan Reilly proposed removing the Kinzie St. protected bike lane, Chicago's first protected bike lane and one of the most popular bike routes in the country.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 04/09/2015 - 14:32
Making a city as vast and diverse as Chicago more walkable is an ongoing battle, and a new report shows there’s much more work to be done.
This week Walk Score released an updated list of the most walkable cities in the U.S. and, although Chicago’s score remained stable (74.8), our ranking dropped from fourth to sixth.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Tue, 03/17/2015 - 16:48
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:36
Our Executive Director Ron Burke has a strong op-ed in today's Crain's Chicago Business about Governor Rauner's proposed transit cuts:
"With more Chicagoans of all ages choosing to ride transit every year, we should be investing more to build a transit system that better serves our neighborhoods and connects people to job centers in the city and suburbs, rather than slashing funding for an already underfunded system."
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 15:51
The challenge of moving east or west across the Loop is familiar to anyone who has ever battled the daily congestion downtown, particularly during the morning and evening rush.
A new rapid transit corridor is designed to make those trips faster, safer and more convenient, whether you're walking, riding your bike or riding transit.
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 02/23/2015 - 14:20
Imagine, if you will, a city that features wide (and safe) sidewalks, an abundance of bike racks, bike workstations on street corners, and public gathering spaces with trees, landscaping and places to sit. What if that city was Chicago?
After gathering preliminary feedback, the Chicago Department of Transportation has launched a citywide text and online survey to seek input from Chicagoans regarding future improvements to Chicago’s public spaces.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 02/13/2015 - 15:38
Most commuters, visitors and residents in Chicago’s Loop can quickly identify the biggest transportation challenge: moving east-west across downtown.
Whether you’re walking, biking or riding transit, getting across the Loop is often frustratingly slow and unpredictable, particularly during peak rush hour times.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:32
With election day three weeks away, we’ve released our 2015 Active Transportation Voter Guide so Chicago voters can learn about the views of candidates in their ward on walking, biking and public transit issues.
The voter guide is composed of responses from mayoral and aldermanic candidates to a questionnaire we sent to all candidates.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:37
Though the 2014–15 winter hasn’t (yet) been as cold as 2014’s Chiberia or as snowy as 2011’s Snowpocalypse, the freeze-thaw cycles our region experiences each winter mean that potholes are inevitable.
The good news: Earlier this week, Chicago Department of Transportation released a list of 61 miles of arterial streets to be repaved as part of the city’s new annual standard of repaving at least 300 miles of roads!