North Suburbs

Active Trans helps suburbs build Family-Friendly Bikeways

Three-foot-wide striped bike lanes and “share the road” markings may provide enough security for the 10 percent of people who are already strong and confident cyclists.

But what about the other 90 percent of people -- those who need more protection from cars in order to cycle without feeling anxious?

Active Trans believes that providing these 90 percent with “next-generation” bike facilities will increase confidence and allow for safer, more frequent cycling trips.

That’s the focus of our newest campaign, Family-Friendly Bikeways.

Bike Walk Every Town

What is Bike Walk Every Town?

Walkable communities, high quality bike lanes and easy-to-use public transportation: These are not pipe dreams, but attainable goals that will make our region cleaner, healthier and more livable.

Wheeling adopts plan for improving walking, biking and access to transit

 

Congratulations to the Village of Wheeling for adopting an active transportation plan!

Happy commuters in Northern Suburbs

Last week, Bike to Work Week swept through the Northern Suburbs. It was perfect weather for celebrating all the active folks commuting by bikes and taking transit.

Walking school bus in Mount Prospect District 57

Students from Mount Prospect's Fairview and Lions Park elementary school have been taking the

The gap in the Skokie Valley Trail

A project to close a 6.8 mile-gap in the Skokie Valley Trail in Cook County is in serious jeopardy.

Woodstock students featured for their transportation work

After months of hard work, students from Woodstock High School and McHenry West High School are presenting their final projects to the McHenry County Transportation Committee.