Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:56
The coming new year provides a moment to pause and reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. With that in mind, here is Active Transportation Alliance’s top ten list of active transportation stories from 2017.
As you browse through these, be sure to savor the successes — especially if you’re one of the many people who helped make them happen.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:01
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) should work collaboratively to create a plan for 50 new miles of bus lanes.
With only four miles of bus-only lanes, Chicago is lagging other cities across the nation when it comes to prioritizing street space for transit.
The #J14 Jeffery Jump has the longest bus-only lanes in Chicago. In 2015, CDOT and CTA debuted bus lanes as a key feature of Loop Link, connecting the transit stations in the West Loop with the central business district in the Loop.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:27
Great progress towards a continuous Chicago River Trail happened in 2017. As the year winds down, we're grateful to share progress on many fronts and excited about opportunities in 2018 to move the trail closer to a reality.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:06
For years ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have changed how many people get around Chicago. But, unfortunately, we still lack the data to truly understand the impact from these services.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Wed, 11/29/2017 - 14:50
The Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail. See what's going on in the month of December so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route. As the temperatures fall heading into winter, there are fewer events to watch out for.
For regular updates about the Lakefront Trail, follow our Lakefront Trail Twitter page and the #chiLFT hashtag.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:58
A recent change to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) fare structure may be contributing to bus ridership declines.
In 2013, CTA increased the price of one-, three-, seven- and 30-day passes while maintaining the base fare, resulting in fewer people buying multi-day passes. If you’re not riding transit multiple times per day for the full period, it no longer makes economic sense to buy the pass.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 11/21/2017 - 14:23
The fifth issue of our local e-newsletters launched today!
The local e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit in six Chicagoland regions.
There are so many exciting projects underway in many different communities -- read more below and check out our In Your Community webpages to learn about what's new in your neighborhood.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:25
Whether in an urban or rural setting, along a body of water, or through the mountains, the environment is often what distinguishes our favorite trails from each other.
Trails with clean air and water, healthy plants and wildlife encourage more people to use them for recreation and transportation.
Although the city has made progress cleaning up the Chicago River, we're concerned about a mysterious oil spill that happened in late October along the 1.5-mile stretch of the South Fork of the South Branch -- a section of river commonly known as Bubbly Creek.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:24
The Mayor’s Pedestrian Advisory Council (MPAC), which is open to the public, is hosted by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and takes place quarterly at city hall.
The meetings are a great way to stay informed about CDOT projects and hear about initiatives to improve conditions for people walking around the city.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:30