Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:10
A coalition of 15 community-based organizations joined Active Trans in asking candidates for mayor and city council to support a set of policies that will make it safer and easier to walk, bike and ride transit in neighborhoods across Chicago.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:03
Newly unveiled plans for the once-in-a-generation reconstruction of Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square feature many exciting improvements for walking, biking, and transit. However, they fail to provide kind of transformative change needed to create safer streets that prioritize people over cars, particularly for people on bikes.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:17
Chicago residents often talk about how riding a bike is the quickest way to get around the city’s most congested streets.
Well, a recent race in Portage Park proved it.
The Six Corners Association and Active Trans recently hosted a Multiple Modes of Transportation Race from the Six Corners intersection of Cicero Avenue, Irving Park Road and Milwaukee Avenue to the Irving Park Blue Line Station and back during the afternoon rush.
The "racecourse" was one mile each way. Race contenders are pictured in the photo here.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 10/30/2018 - 15:11
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) are testing a new shared bus-bike lane concept during the reconstruction of the Chicago Avenue bridge.
Starting Thursday, November 1, the city is closing Chicago Avenue between Larrabee and Halsted Streets to demolish and reconstruct the bridge over the Chicago River. The closure is expected to last three months.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Mon, 10/22/2018 - 14:00
Ask people who've walked, biked or driven on Logan Blvd. from Rockwell St. to Lathrop Homes on Diversey Ave. and they'll tell you it's a dangerous, high-stress experience.
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 Ron Burke on Tue, 10/02/2018 - 14:33
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 W. Robert Schul... on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:36
Residents from neighborhoods across the city believe future leaders of Chicago should make it a priority to build out a network of safe biking and walking infrastructure and increase access to fast, frequent public transit service.
This is some of what we learned after hosting two Active Transportation Justice Dialogue events at St. John Berchman Chuch in Logan Square and the Chicago Urban League office in Bronzeville.