Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 03/16/2017 - 17:11
Looking for the latest news on biking, walking and transit issues in your community? Look no further!
Below you can check out some highlights from our latest local e-newsletters. Our local e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit in six Chicagoland regions.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 02/27/2017 - 16:07
We know you’ve seen it: delivery trucks obstructing bike lanes, construction sites that render sidewalks treacherous or impassable, and people who think that crosswalks serve as parking spots. We see it a lot, too, and think it’s time to step up enforcement of these law-flouting drivers and construction companies.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:14
Submitted by Maya Norris on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:28
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 10:02
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 12/21/2016 - 13:27
Megan Williams, who was seriously injured in a Lakefront Trail crash, called it the best Christmas present she could hope for when Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Park District announced hedge fund manager Ken Griffin donated $12 million to the city to create separated paths for people biking and people on foot along the full length of Chicago’s Lakefront Trail.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 14:55
In recent years, Chicago has become a global pioneer for a government spending method called "participatory budgeting."
Participatory budgeting, or PB, is a system in which citizens are given a direct vote on how government funds are spent.
In Chicago, this takes place at the ward level, with alderman allowing their constituents to decide how to spend the $1.3 million in annual “menu money” they receive from the city.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:08
The second 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 Jim Merrell on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 14:20
Active Trans has released the full version of our Chicago River Trail Action Plan, which lays out key opportunities to advance the goal of a continuous Chicago River Trail for each neighborhood along the river.
Download and view the full report here.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 12:07
Yesterday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel officially cut the ribbon on Big Marsh, the 278-acre eco-recreation park in the Lake Calumet region of Chicago’s Far South Side.
The centerpiece of the new park is a 44-acre bike park that boasts a number of trails and other exciting features. Visitors will be able to take advantage of pump tracks and jump lines, as well as facilities for cyclocross and single track mountain biking -- all built on a former industrial site.