Submitted by Jackie Blair on Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:06
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, 03/13/2017 - 13:23
With Ken Griffin’s $12 million donation secured, the Chicago Park District plans to create separated trail space for people biking and people walking between West Fullerton Street and East Ohio Street this spring.
The North Side segment is part of a larger project to create separate paths along the full length of the 18-mile Lakefront Trail by the end of 2018, as Mayor Emanuel announced last December.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Fri, 03/10/2017 - 15:42
Getting struck by a driver while she was in a crosswalk in West Suburban Maywood means that Cherrell Jackson now has trouble doing one of her favorite activities — walking.
“I will be glad when I can finally walk my grandchildren to the park,” said Cherrell (pictured here). “Now I have to get into a car to go to the park. I’m a person who likes to walk, but now walking is really hard. Going more than a few blocks, the pain is too much.”
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 03/09/2017 - 16:18
The Village of Brookfield is making some good strides toward improving biking and walking in the community.
While these changes never happen overnight, this progress was apparent last week when more than 30 Brookfield residents attended a workshop to help develop the village’s active transportation plan.
Active transportation plans are important for communities because they provide a path forward for a connected transportation network that serves everyone who uses local streets, regardless of their ability and how they happen to get around.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Thu, 03/09/2017 - 14:15
Part of the task of building a continuous Chicago River Trail means ensuring that other local trails connect to it and ensuring that access from local streets is safe and easy.
We took a step in the direction of creating a well connected Chicago River Trail recently when Chicago residents called on the city to finish the Weber Spur Trail on the city's Northwest Side.
The Weber Spur Trail (depicted on the map in the straight dotted line) will provide a key link to the river trail.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Tue, 03/07/2017 - 14:44
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Submitted by Jackie Blair on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:40
With suburban municipal elections around the region less than a month away on April 4, it's a good time to ask: Where do my candidates stand on biking, walking and transportation?
Active Trans is contacting candidates for mayor and village president from 200+ municipalities and requesting that they complete our Suburban Municipal Candidate Questionnaire to educate voters on their views related to active transportation issues.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Thu, 03/02/2017 - 16:13
City planners recently unveiled concepts that support a continuous trail along the Chicago River. These ideas were presented by planners during an update about the North Branch Framework for the Mayor’s Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative.
This industrial corridor runs from West Kinzie through West Fullerton Avenues, separating Bucktown from Lincoln Park, and covers all of Goose Island. As the first of twenty-six industrial corridors under review, the North Branch framework will have important implications for future city plans.