Submitted by Maya Norris on Thu, 03/23/2017 - 15:27
Dee Palagi knows she has an uphill battle ahead in the next year. After being struck by a semi truck while bicycling, the 26-year-old West Town resident is still recovering from the severe injuries she sustained, including having her leg amputated.
But she is ready to tackle the long and grueling recovery process with tenacity and optimism in order to walk and cycle again. She’s also speaking up with the hope of preventing horrible crashes like the one she endured.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 03/20/2017 - 16:19
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 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 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 Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 10/13/2016 - 10:10