Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:57
That walking and biking takes a back seat to driving in most cities is never more apparent than after a good snowfall. Even in downtown Chicago, where people moving on foot vastly outnumber those in cars, the streets generally get cleared before the sidewalks.
Making matters worse is the accumulation of snow removed from streets that blocks sidewalks and bike lanes.
Like streets, sidewalks in front of homes and businesses are public spaces. Unlike streets, however, most cities rely on private citizens to clear sidewalks.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:32
With election day three weeks away, we’ve released our 2015 Active Transportation Voter Guide so Chicago voters can learn about the views of candidates in their ward on walking, biking and public transit issues.
The voter guide is composed of responses from mayoral and aldermanic candidates to a questionnaire we sent to all candidates.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:02
Hundreds of winter cyclists descended upon Daley Plaza Friday morning to celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day and the first ever Roll the Cold Bike Challenge.
Winter Bike to Work Day commemorates the coldest day in Chicago history -- January 20, 1985 -- when the temperature dropped to 27 degrees below zero.
Ronit Bezalel of The Chainlink was also there to capture the celebration. You can view her photos here.
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:40
The North Suburbs include north suburban Cook County, as well as Lake and McHenry counties.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:35
On Tuesday Pace – the suburban bus division of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) – unveiled a proposal it has submitted to the federal government to “change the suburban transit environment” with expanded bus rapid transit (BRT) service.
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:39
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 16:56
Have you registered for the Roll the Cold Bike Challenge yet?
If not, you can do so here. Biking one way to or from your destination on one day between January 17-23 counts as participating in the challenge.
The person who rides (and logs) the most miles during the challenge will be honored as the King/Queen of the 2015 Roll the Cold Bike Challenge.
This means being featured on our social media and highlighted in communications for our 2015 (Summer) Bike Commuter Challenge.
You can win prizes for raising money too. Check it out:
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:16
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 01/06/2015 - 17:16
Join both newbies and seasoned winter riders across Chicagoland for the Roll the Cold Bike Challenge, January 17-23, 2015. Simply sign up and set up your page to start tracking your trips. The person who rides (and logs) the most miles during the Challenge gets the honor of being named the King/Queen of the 2015 Roll the Cold Bike Challenge.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 12/10/2014 - 14:53
Everyone has an opinion about transportation in Illinois.
Now, by sharing those opinions with the Metropolitan Planning Council, you can help advocate for better transportation in the state.
MPC, which works on planning and development issues in the region, is asking people to share their experiences biking, walking, driving and using transit in Illinois.