Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:36
As executive director of the Active Transportation Alliance, I am excited to join Chicago’s New Mobility Task Force, which meets for the first time Oct. 25.
Cities are poised to become more livable and equitable by making it easier and cheaper to get around with fewer cars on our streets, and new mobility options have the potential to accelerate this change.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:14
Leaders from neighborhoods throughout the Chicago region agree that more state transportation dollars should be spent on biking and walking projects.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 15:11
After a series of fatalities and serious injuries, it’s clear Chicago must do more to protect people biking and walking near construction sites.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:36
A new analysis shows the Chicago region has grown more car dependent since 1980, and that a different approach is needed to create healthier, more sustainable and more equitable communities.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 08/01/2018 - 15:59
Cook County’s latest round of grant funding includes several exciting projects for people who walk, bike and ride transit in the city and suburbs.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 14:21
As election season in the City of Chicago approaches, Active Trans is excited to invite our partners and supporters across the city to provide input on our 2019 transportation platform.
Active Trans will host two meetings open to all to help build a collaborative and intersectional platform, which will be used to educate candidates and voters in the 2019 Chicago mayoral and city council elections.
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:37
In 2017, Active Trans and our partners from the Back on the Bus Coalition published the Back on the Bus report. This report found that bus ridership in the city was dropping and that the way to increase bus ridership was to focus on improving bus speed and reliability.
To reverse this trend, three recommendations were given:
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:00
Belmont Cragin residents are eager to see better biking infrastructure in their neighborhood. This desire was clearly on display on a recent weekend when 80 people came out to the Bike 4 Belmont Cragin ride organized by the Northwest Side Housing Center (NWSHC) and Active Trans.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:01
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 06/18/2018 - 14:16
After a flurry of new construction from 2011 to 2015, the growth of Chicago’s networks of protected bike lanes and pedestrian-friendly streets has unfortunately slowed down.
Chicago installed 15.9 miles of new bikeways (including one mile of protected bike lanes) in 2017, down from a peak of 39.5 new miles of bikeways in 2014.
Progress on safer streets is clearly lagging despite growing support among Chicagoans and our elected officials for creating streets that protect the most vulnerable users on foot and bike.