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 Mon, 08/06/2018 - 14:34
If leaders in the Chicago region want to reduce crashes and save lives, new data shows more resources should go towards redesigning arterial streets.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:51
The needs of people biking and walking on Chicago's Southeast Side have been ignored for too long. In an effort to change that, community advocates are now ramping up the pressure on local elected officials.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:15
Active Trans was thrilled to be able to offer financial support to bring Bike Week into additional communities throughout Chicago this year.
Thanks to financial support from Google, Active Trans provided four grants to community groups so that they could host Bike Week encouragement and educational events.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:38
Because urban trails encourage more people to bike, walk and run, they happen to be one of the best tools we have to improve public health.
This desire to help people improve their health is in part what fuels our work to advance a continuous Chicago River Trail.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:49
Two bills that would strengthen education and awareness of the growing number of people bicycling in Illinois passed out of committee in Springfield on Tuesday.
One bill would add the Dutch Reach method to Illinois’ Rules of the Road manual and add bike safety questions to the state driver’s license exam.
The Dutch Reach method encourages drivers and passengers to use their far hand and reach across their body to open car doors after parallel parking, forcing people to look back for approaching cyclists and other traffic before exiting the car.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:09
With primary election day two weeks away, the Active Transportation Alliance has released its 2018 Sustainable Transportation Voter Guide so constituents can learn about the views of candidates for governor on transit, walking and biking issues.
The voter guide is comprised of responses from gubernatorial candidates to a questionnaire Active Trans sent to all candidates last month.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:04
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:54
The Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail. See what's going on in the month of February so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route. With just one major event scheduled for the lakefront, it looks like this month is a great time to take advantage of a less congested Lakefront Trail!
For regular updates about the Lakefront Trail, follow our Lakefront Trail Twitter page and the #chiLFT hashtag.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:46
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is completing a major reconstruction of the highly-trafficked corridor between Belmont Avenue and Logan Boulevard.
The goals for the project, according to CDOT, are to create public space, improve walkability, achieve Vision Zero by enhancing traffic safety and access to the area, and harmonize the various modes of transportation. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape this popular corridor.