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.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:29
Saturday’s groundbreaking on the Lakefront Trail was a great moment for everyone who enjoys one of Chicago’s most beloved — but extremely congested — public spaces.
For Saturday’s event, I joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, local philanthropist Ken Griffin, Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly, Alderman Michelle Smith and others to mark the beginning of a project that will create separate trail spaces for people biking and walking on the Lakefront Trail between North Avenue and Fullerton (see photo).
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:25
Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago’s Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood is one of the busiest streets for walking and biking in the entire city. The street also sees an unacceptable number of people walking and biking injured in preventable crashes.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:04
Last night, residents had a chance to weigh-in on how to make Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park safer and more people-friendly, kicking off an exciting opportunity to advocate for much needed upgrades on one of Chicago’s busiest streets for people walking and biking.
Of the nearly 100 people who showed up for the event, the majority seemed to support making the street safer and more welcoming to people walking and biking.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Mon, 05/01/2017 - 13:41
Active Trans members and supporters are all too familiar with the dangerous conditions for people walking and biking along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor in Wicker Park.
On May 9, we’ll have a chance to voice our concerns at a public meeting hosted by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), along with Alderman Moreno (1st Ward), Alderman Hopkins (2nd Ward), Alderman Waguespack (32nd Ward) and the Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:11
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 May so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route.
For more information on conditions on the Lakefront Trail, check out our Lakefront Trail Twitter page.
Monday, May 1
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Thu, 04/27/2017 - 15:26
Are you a 39th Ward resident who wants to improve neighborhood trails and bikeways? Do you have ideas about how to create safe and accessible connections?
The 39th Ward -- represented by Alderman Margaret Laurino -- contains a large section of the Chicago River on the far Northwest Side. So, needless to say, it's going to be a key part of the campaign to develop a continuous Chicago River Trail.
Please join us for a community workshop with Ald. Laurino to learn about proposed projects and to share your ideas for improving trails and bike routes.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:48
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:21
Can you imagine having trail access to Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and the suburbs as a bicyclist or runner?
Did you know the Chicago River already has 13.2 miles of trails for biking and walking and that the city will complete an additional 1.7 trail miles in 2017?
We couldn’t be more excited for the next steps in the campaign to build a continuous Chicago River Trail. It's energizing to think about the river trail's potential to promote the city's cultural life.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:19
Imagine bicycling or walking along the Chicago River in the presence of beautiful trees and lush green vegetation. Along the trail you encounter turtles and butterflies and hear birds chirping in the warm sunlight.
Wouldn’t it be great to bicycle and run along the river in such a scenic environment? A step toward bringing more of this vision to Chicago happened at a recent public meeting at River Park in the Albany Park neighborhood.