Submitted by Hanna Kite on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:28
Last summer and fall, Active Trans partnered up with a handful of suburban Cook County municipalities to host pop-up complete streets events.
The events used everyday materials, such as duct tape, tar paper, plants and house paint to create temporary complete streets facilities – crosswalks, bicycle lanes, roundabouts and other features to slow down vehicle traffic and improve safety for people walking and bicycling.
Submitted by Maya Norris on Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:16
Dan Schreiner didn’t just win the 2017 Winter Bike Challenge. He crushed it. The 34-year-old husband and father of two, who works in the financial services industry, racked up an impressive 48 trips and cycled 1,001.62 miles in spite of the freezing temperatures and icy roads to win the 3rd annual event hosted by the Active Transportation Alliance.
Submitted by Maya Norris on Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:46
More than 20,000 bicyclists from all over the Chicago region flock to Lake Shore Drive every year to take part in MB Bike the Drive — the one day a year when the lakefront thoroughfare is closed to motor vehicles and given over to people riding bicycles.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:07
Last week at the Active Trans Awards Reception a couple hundred people turned out to support the movement for healthier, cleaner transportation options in Chicagoland.
Submitted by Maya Norris on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 10:42
It’s the iconic bicycling event in Chicago that 20,000 riders look forward to every year. Sponsored by MB Financial Bank and hosted by the Active Transportation Alliance, MB Bike the Drive is the one day a year when Lake Shore Drive is closed to all motor traffic, allowing cyclists to reign supreme along the scenic Chicago roadway.
Cyclists of all ages and abilities get to enjoy five hours of car-free riding as they take in stellar views of magnificent Lake Michigan, the breathtaking Chicago skyline and the city’s picturesque parks.
Submitted by Maya Norris on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:28
Submitted by Maya Norris on Thu, 02/02/2017 - 13:58
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. (CBBEL) is on a mission to get as many of its employees on bikes as possible. The engineering and surveying firm known for its work in communities throughout Illinois uses a variety approaches for encouraging its employees to commute by bicycle to its offices in Rosemont.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Wed, 11/23/2016 - 15:20
Active Trans recently held its member meeting and volunteer awards presentation.
It was a great opportunity to hang out and swap stories about hard work at our volunteer events.
It also provided members a chance to get to know one another and learn about the work we do throughout Chicagoland.
The event was a key opportunity for us to say thanks to the many people who give Active Trans their time and support through the year. We’re grateful for all the people who do a great deal to help advance bicycling, walking and public transit in Chicagoland.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/12/2016 - 10:23
Last month, the Active Transportation Alliance partnered up with the northwestern suburb of Bartlett to host the first-ever Kickstand Classic.
Beautiful weather and just over 500 enthusiastic riders made for a fantastic first event!
This event gave riders of all skill levels and speeds the opportunity to participate in a chip-timed race.
The riders made a loop 4.8-mile loop through the scenic town of Bartlett. The race was broken down into three waves of riders depending on their speed.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Tue, 10/11/2016 - 11:05
Volunteers, please join us for a VIP reception from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Volunteers are an invaluable resource and essential to our movement. We can't do it without you.
Hang out and swap stories from your hard work on Lake Shore Drive, in the office or organizing in your community while enjoying food and complimentary beer from New Belgium.