Submitted by Matt Gomez on Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:02
Active Transportation Alliance is undertaking a new, broad-reaching advocacy campaign called Trail Connect Chicagoland to mobilize our members and supporters around our vision for a seamlessly connected regional trail network.
As one of the first steps in this new campaign, Active Trans recently convened grassroots advocates, allied organizations, local bike clubs, as well as federal, state and local government agencies to kick off a new regional coalition focused on trail advocacy.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:43
Each year, the Active Transportation Alliance honors local nonprofits, businesses and individuals that have demonstrated strong support for healthier, cleaner transportation options throughout the region.
It's our chance to recognize all the great work that happens around active transportation in Chicagoland.
A sincere thanks to the 200 or so people who came to enjoy food and drinks at Chicago’s technology incubator, 1871, for this year's event, held on March 7.
Submitted by Maya Norris on Wed, 02/28/2018 - 16:20
It’s not easy for nonprofits to navigate the complex maze of local, state and federal laws that govern their organizations without the help of attorneys. And those legal services can get pricey for grassroots nonprofits with limited resources. Luckily, that’s something Active Transportation Alliance doesn’t have to worry about.
Submitted by Maya Norris on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:10
Chicago is still entrenched in the grip of winter. But Todd Scales is already thinking about the summer. The director of technology of the Android team at Egencia, which is an Expedia company, is hard at work planning bicycling activities and events that he hopes will not only strengthen the bicycling culture at Expedia, but also get employees pumped about the Bike Commuter Challenge, Active Transportation Alliance’s annual biking competition in June.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:32
Give now to support better biking, walking and public transit options in Chicagoland
Year after year, we’re at the forefront of the fight to keep pedestrians safe, make Chicago a world-class city for cyclists and improve transit service for everyone in the region.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:37
On a recent Saturday morning, residents of Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood and members of the Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference gathered to discuss making it easier to get around in the neighborhood. Active Trans was there to facilitate the meeting and provide some background on transportation planning, rules of the road and priority setting.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:30
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 10/02/2017 - 13:46
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 October so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route.
For regular updates about the Lakefront Trail, follow our Lakefront Trail Twitter page and the #chiLFT hashtag.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Thu, 09/28/2017 - 16:14
When Chicago’s Critical Mass started 20 years ago, cycling in Chicago was a different experience.
There were few bike lanes, not nearly as many riders and rare opportunities for riders to get together and meet.
Active Trans, then known as the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, was 10 years old and knee-deep in the effort to bring more than 4,000 bike parking racks to Chicago.
For those who haven’t experienced a Critical Mass ride, think of it as a rolling celebration open to anyone on a bike.
Submitted by Ami Schwartz on Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:38