Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 10/01/2014 - 22:43
Bike sharing is coming to Evanston and Oak Park, and once again it's expanding in the city of Chicago, too!
“Expanding Divvy outside of the city limits means fewer cars on the roads and gives more residents and visitors the fun opportunity to take a ride,” said Governor Pat Quinn at Evanston’s annual Bike the Ridge event last weekend.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 13:35
As the Nov. 4 Illinois gubernatorial election draws near, Active Trans has been working to ensure that the key issues we care about are being examined and debated by the candidates.
Active Trans recently shared a platform outlining our state-level priorities with all the Illinois gubernatorial candidates. And in coming weeks, we will be sending the candidates a questionnaire and then sharing the results with you.
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:16
With the peak biking season in high gear, you may be looking for a secure place to lock your bike, particularly while at work.
Are you asking for secure parking? Are the building managers providing it? Please complete our brief survey. We'll use the results to advocate for more secure bike parking options!
With accomplished bike thieves on the prowl, it's especially important to have secure parking for your commute (and a great lock or locks) when your bike is unattended for 8 hours or more.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:44
We invite you to attend an upcoming public meeting on Thursday, August 21 to show your support for the Cook County Forest Preserve’s North Branch Trail extension project.
If you walk, jog or bike on the North Branch Trail then you have experienced moving from busy streets into quiet woods where the sounds of the city quickly fade away. You may have seen a deer or two.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:48
Active Transportation Alliance members recently received the latest issue of our quarterly printed newsletter in the mail.
If you haven’t yet taken a look at the newsletter – or if you’re considering a membership and wondering about the content of our newsletters– here’s a sneak peek at some of the articles from the summer 2014 edition.
CDOT commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld: Our cover story is a Q&A with the Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:25
This blog post is part of a series chronicling our work with Healthy CPS. Read more about the project here.
An important part of the Healthy CPS Safe Routes to School project is developing school-specific recommendations to increase the number of kids walking and biking to school.
Since parents are among the best people to identify obstacles to walking and biking to school, parent engagement was essential to making this project successful.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:18
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 07/18/2014 - 10:33
Every community can benefit from a friendly, safe bicycling and walking environment. At the Active Transportation Alliance, that’s a core belief.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:21
The village of Arlington Heights recently launched a plan that will make cyling to everyday destinations safer and easier.
Lead by the village's Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, this is a third-generation bike plan, updating versions from 1988 and 1996.