Submitted by Jean Khut on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:37
Chicago’s first snowstorm over the weekend made it abundantly clear: winter has arrived.
With winter's arrival also comes the need for keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice.
Whether you live in Chicago or local suburban communities, being a good neighbor means having good shoveling habits.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:07
Nearly two years ago, we decided the Active Trans website needed help.
In web years, our site was old as dirt.
At first we weren’t sure how much intervention was needed: Did it need just a weekend at the spa or did it need serious medical attention?
After getting feedback from staff, board members, supporters and event participants, we performed a thorough evaluation on what was working and what wasn’t on the site.
That’s when we decided that major surgery was the only option.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:44
Participatory budgeting (PB) is celebrating five years in Chicago! PB is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.
Every year, each ward in the city of Chicago receives $1.3 million in "menu money" that is spent according to the discretion of the ward's alderman.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:56
The coming new year provides a moment to pause and reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. With that in mind, here is Active Transportation Alliance’s top ten list of active transportation stories from 2017.
As you browse through these, be sure to savor the successes — especially if you’re one of the many people who helped make them happen.
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:55
Growing up middle class in rural Pennsylvania, Katie Shaw Thompson never imagined life without a car.
Now a resident in the City of Elgin, Katie’s opinion on transportation, what’s possible and what should be possible, has shifted. Katie is a proud four-season bike commuter, a mother of two squirrely preschoolers, and an ordained pastor.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 12/13/2017 - 15:55
The free-floating car-sharing pilot program proposed in Chicago City Council Wednesday could help residents who don’t own a car get around and encourage more people to live car-free or car-lite lifestyles.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Tue, 12/12/2017 - 17:01
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) should work collaboratively to create a plan for 50 new miles of bus lanes.
With only four miles of bus-only lanes, Chicago is lagging other cities across the nation when it comes to prioritizing street space for transit.
The #J14 Jeffery Jump has the longest bus-only lanes in Chicago. In 2015, CDOT and CTA debuted bus lanes as a key feature of Loop Link, connecting the transit stations in the West Loop with the central business district in the Loop.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:27
Great progress towards a continuous Chicago River Trail happened in 2017. As the year winds down, we're grateful to share progress on many fronts and excited about opportunities in 2018 to move the trail closer to a reality.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 12/04/2017 - 16:06
For years ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have changed how many people get around Chicago. But, unfortunately, we still lack the data to truly understand the impact from these services.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:01
A privately funded express train service to O’Hare Airport would be an upgrade to our transit system, but it shouldn’t happen at the expense of other regional transit priorities.
This week, the city released a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for respondents to design, build, finance, operate and maintain express service through a public-private partnership.