Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:19
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:37
I ride my bike.
When I hear about a person killed while riding their bike, I think of the proverb, “there but for the grace of God go I.” I know a lot of other people have the same reaction.
Even among strangers, there is a deep and difficult-to-verbalize connection to these tragedies. In some way, we’re a two wheeled tribe, more diverse than most characterizations by the media.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:44
Curious about what Active Trans is working on in your community? Now you have an easy way of finding out through our new In Your Community quarterly e-newsletters, which launched this week.
The e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit in six Chicagoland regions.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Tue, 08/16/2016 - 14:53
The Chicago Urban League, founded 100 years ago, works for economic and social progress for African Americans and has a rich history of advocacy, collaboration and innovation.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 08/15/2016 - 16:34
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 15:31
Transportation is often one of the biggest obstacles to job access for Chicagoans looking for work, and public transit should be a convenient and affordable solution.
Unfortunately, the transition to Ventra has made it more difficult for many low-income residents to ride transit to job training, housing, medical appointments, childcare and other critical destinations.
Submitted by Maya Norris on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:07
New to bike riding? Or do you just want to brush on up on your rusty bicycling skills? Either way the Chicago Department of Transportation has you covered. CDOT is offering free bicycle riding classes for adults from July to September on Chicago’s South and West Sides.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 06/15/2016 - 11:59
I had all sorts of adventures on bicycles as a kid. We had unfiltered, unsupervised and unrestricted fun.
In the 70’s, we popped wheelies, we rode with no hands and rode far from home only to reverse course immediately when the streetlights came on.
Fast forward, family priorities changed and there just aren’t as many children’s bikes in the homes or on the streets as in the past.
I wanted to change that in my neighborhood, right now. So I did.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Mon, 06/13/2016 - 10:30
This past weekend, the Chicago Park District officially broke ground on the Big Marsh bike park, which has been in the works for several years.
This unique project will transform 40 acres of former industrial land into a place for area residents to enjoy open space and recreation on Chicago’s Far South Side. Construction is anticipated to be completed by this coming winter.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 05/20/2016 - 17:22
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) announced the launch dates and service details for the Lincoln Avenue (#11) and 31st Street (#31) bus pilot programs. While many residents were glad to see service for these routes reinstated, some neighborhood advocates are worried the service is too limited to make an impact.