Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:21
In 2012, San Francisco’s MUNI transit system implemented a revolutionary concept to America’s bus systems – pre-paid, all-door boarding for all of its street vehicles, including buses and trolleys.
Bus riders could now enter through any door of any vehicle at any time and tap their transit card on a reader that’s adjacent to the door to verify payment. Riders who don’t have transit cards could pay their fare before boarding and carry a receipt on board for proof of payment.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Tue, 05/16/2017 - 14:08
Do you live on the Northwest Side and want to improve trails and bike routes in your neighborhood?
Would you like to learn more about supporting regional paths like a Chicago River Trail? There's still time to RSVP for our workshop on May 25 at Gompers Park Fieldhouse.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:29
Saturday’s groundbreaking on the Lakefront Trail was a great moment for everyone who enjoys one of Chicago’s most beloved — but extremely congested — public spaces.
For Saturday’s event, I joined Mayor Rahm Emanuel, local philanthropist Ken Griffin, Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly, Alderman Michelle Smith and others to mark the beginning of a project that will create separate trail spaces for people biking and walking on the Lakefront Trail between North Avenue and Fullerton (see photo).
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 05/12/2017 - 16:42
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 10:25
Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago’s Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood is one of the busiest streets for walking and biking in the entire city. The street also sees an unacceptable number of people walking and biking injured in preventable crashes.
Submitted by Maya Norris on Thu, 05/11/2017 - 09:43
Steven Gross says he has seen enough car crashes and traffic violations to last him a lifetime.
As an avid cyclist for 30 years and an accomplished professional photographer who sometimes works outdoors, Gross regularly witnesses cars driving into crosswalks when pedestrians have the right way, cars parked in bike lanes, cyclists getting doored and other types of recklessness and negligence on the part of drivers.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Wed, 05/10/2017 - 14:04
Last night, residents had a chance to weigh-in on how to make Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park safer and more people-friendly, kicking off an exciting opportunity to advocate for much needed upgrades on one of Chicago’s busiest streets for people walking and biking.
Of the nearly 100 people who showed up for the event, the majority seemed to support making the street safer and more welcoming to people walking and biking.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:01
The lengthy construction process for the Navy Pier Flyover has been frustrating for many Lakefront Trail users, but the city says it will be finished next year.
The flyover, which will allow people biking and walking on the trail to bypass congested vehicle traffic around Navy Pier, is one of the highest profile active transportation projects in the region. We get questions about the status often, especially as temperatures warm up and more people use the trail.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 05/02/2017 - 11:32
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Mon, 05/01/2017 - 13:41
Active Trans members and supporters are all too familiar with the dangerous conditions for people walking and biking along the Milwaukee Avenue corridor in Wicker Park.
On May 9, we’ll have a chance to voice our concerns at a public meeting hosted by the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), along with Alderman Moreno (1st Ward), Alderman Hopkins (2nd Ward), Alderman Waguespack (32nd Ward) and the Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33.