Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:56
UPDATE: The ordinance requiring city contractors to install low cost safety equipment on large trucks was approved by City Council on July 26, 2017. Active Trans commends this step towards making Chicago safer for all.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:43
More than 60 people showed up at Arc’Teryx Chicago in Wicker Park to rally for a safer Milwaukee Avenue on a recent humid evening.
Changes to make this corridor crash free are long overdue. As one of the busiest streets for walking and biking in Chicago, Milwaukee Ave. has had an unacceptably high crash rate between 2011 and 2015, with 195 crashes that resulted in people biking getting injured and 56 pedestrians getting injured, along with one pedestrian fatality.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 06/30/2017 - 15:32
Submitted by Ron Burke on Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:49
People who bike in Chicago's suburbs know that the vast majority of suburban towns don't feel safe or welcoming for people on two wheels.
Super-sized streets with relentless traffic make people feel boxed in and cut off while biking. And this is especially true if you’re someone with minimal cycling experience.
Thankfully, there are exceptions — suburbs that are starting to make progress in building biking infrastructure.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Wed, 06/28/2017 - 14:49
When you’re rebuilding a transportation corridor in one of the densest parts of Chicago, where already more than 20 percent of people are travelling by bus, it stands to reason that the project should include major upgrades to transit service.
Unfortunately, in the case of North Lake Shore Drive, the jury is still out.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:19
In an effort to speed up local bus service and reverse bus ridership decline, CTA is unveiling faster boarding at two more bus stops.
Starting June 27, riders will be able to pay their fare while waiting for a bus and quickly board the following routes:
•Southbound #135 and #146 buses at Inner Drive/Belmont
(6:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m., weekdays)
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:36
Uber hasn’t had a great 2017 so far — what with employee allegations of a culture of sexual harassment, evidence that the company has been systematically deceiving government inspectors, and a lawsuit claiming that it stole autonomous vehicle technology from Google.
Nevertheless, the company remains the most celebrated tech disruptor du jour, and its seemingly ever-growing customer base has convinced many people that it represents the future of urban transportation.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Tue, 06/20/2017 - 10:29
Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago’s Wicker Park Bucktown neighborhood is one of the busiest streets for walking and biking in the entire city and probably the entire Midwestern US.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Fri, 06/16/2017 - 14:47
Do you support trails and economic development? If you answered yes, then join the North Branch Trail Alliance at 11 a.m. on June 24 for its inaugural ride.
The group will meet on the North Branch Trail at Forest Glen Woods (5400 N. Forest Glen Avenue).
This event is open to cyclists of all skill and experience levels. Participants will have the option to ride with the group for the duration of the ride or choose their own adventures as they enjoy local businesses.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Tue, 06/13/2017 - 15:11
If managed properly, new bike sharing companies could help fill in gaps in the city’s bike sharing network and offer service in suburban communities without established systems.