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 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 Jean Khut on Wed, 07/06/2016 - 16:00
On a recent Saturday morning, hundreds of hopeful children lined up in front of North Lawndale College Prep for their chance at getting a free bike.
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 Ron Burke on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 17:00
Active Trans' efforts to create separate lakefront trails for people on bikes and people on foot has paid off.
This became evident when Mayor Emanuel revealed that the Chicago Park District will pursue the separated trail plan on two of the most congested portions of the Lakefront Trail.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 02/10/2016 - 17:10
With nearly 80,000 residents, Chicago's Little Village neighborhood has the smallest amount of green space per resident and the largest proportion of residents under the age of 18 of any Chicago community.
Neighborhood schools are an essential part of the fabric of this dense, young community. They function as centers for local leadership development and community building, and are used as hubs for information, programs and services.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:41
Since adopting a Vision Zero goal in 2012 to eliminate all traffic fatalities by 2022, the City of Chicago has taken many steps to make our streets safer and save lives.
Unlike peer cities in the U.S. and around the world, this initial progress has been achieved without a multi-year action plan or more dedicated funding for safety improvements in the city budget.
Now it appears city leaders may be prepared to take these next critical next steps.
Submitted by Jalal Williams on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:53
This winter, Greenline Wheels in Oak Park is hosting a bi-weekly series of cycling clinics on various subjects.
The clinics, called Teach Me Tuesdays, will be held every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. starting January 5 and running through March 29. Each clinic will be about an hour long.
Here's the schedule:
Submitted by Jason Jenkins on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:34
In the frigidly cold late evening hours on December 6, 2013, Hector Avalos, 28, a former marine and aspiring chef, was returning home by bike from his job at a River North restaurant in Chicago.
That same evening, Robert Vais, 54, an administrator at Stroger Hospital, was returning home in his white minivan after leaving a holiday party in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood.