Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:36
A new analysis shows the Chicago region has grown more car dependent since 1980, and that a different approach is needed to create healthier, more sustainable and more equitable communities.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:05
Protected bike lanes, freshly painted crosswalks and longer signals for people walking -- these are just a few of the priorities Logan Square residents have championed during our project to improve walking and biking on Logan Blvd.
For the past eight months, the Active Transportation Alliance has led a variety of activities to identify the most significant obstacles to walking and biking on Logan from Rockwell St. to Lathrop Homes.
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 08/06/2018 - 15:47
WHAT DO ACTIVE TRANS AMBASSADORS DO?
If you’re someone who is excited about helping to make our region a better place for walking, biking and transit, you might enjoy serving as an Active Trans Ambassador.
Active Trans Ambassadors represent the Active Transportation Alliance as volunteers at events in Chicago and the suburbs. Anyone can become an ambassador!
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 08/06/2018 - 14:34
If leaders in the Chicago region want to reduce crashes and save lives, new data shows more resources should go towards redesigning arterial streets.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 08/01/2018 - 15:59
Cook County’s latest round of grant funding includes several exciting projects for people who walk, bike and ride transit in the city and suburbs.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:04
A state law passed in 2017 establishes a regulatory structure for electric assist bicycles (e-bikes) in Illinois and helps riders understand the new technology.
The bill amended the Illinois vehicle code to create three classes of e-bikes based upon the bike’s equipment and top speed.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 14:21
As election season in the City of Chicago approaches, Active Trans is excited to invite our partners and supporters across the city to provide input on our 2019 transportation platform.
Active Trans will host two meetings open to all to help build a collaborative and intersectional platform, which will be used to educate candidates and voters in the 2019 Chicago mayoral and city council elections.
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:53
At this year’s Illinois Bike Summit hosted by Ride Illinois, Active Trans board member and Chicago Heights resident Larry Mysz was given the prestigious Illinois Educator Award.
The award was well deserved. As a bicycle advocate and educator over the last two decades, Larry has touched the lives of thousands of people, inspiring many to seriously consider the bicycle as a mode of transportation for everyday use, even in the suburbs.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:10
Reports indicate the City of Chicago’s dockless bike-sharing pilot program is off to a slow start, and the city should consider changes to the program to ensure it generates useful data.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:20
Another important bike safety bill has arrived on Governor Rauner's desk and we need your help to make sure it's signed into law.
The Bike Walk Education in Schools Act (HB 4799) passed the Illinois House and Senate with strong bipartisan majorities and awaits the governor's signature.