Submitted by Jalal Williams on Thu, 06/15/2017 - 11:42
By starting bike safety education early, it puts kids on the path to safe and confident biking into their adult years. This will lead to safer communities and a growing population of people who feel comfortable biking and see it as a viable mode of transportation.
In recent weeks, north suburban Northbrook District 28 ran a bike education program provided by Active Trans at three of its schools, reaching nearly 700 students between grades 3 and 5.
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.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Wed, 06/07/2017 - 14:15
It was standing room only at the Trails and Bikeways workshop when more than fifty northwest side residents filled Gompers Park Fieldhouse on May 25. They rolled up their sleeves in small groups and recommended ways to improve trails and off-street bike routes.
A key part of our Chicago River Trail campaign involves directly engaging the public so that projects meet the safety and accessiblity needs of surrounding neighborhoods.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 05/30/2017 - 11:32
Last week President Trump released his first full budget proposal, and it would be devastating for people who ride transit, bike and walk in the Chicago region.
These cuts were first put on the table in the administration's budget blueprint released in March, but now they're officially part of the White House's budget proposal.
Submitted by Jalal Williams on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:53
Teaching kids bike safety has a variety of positive effects. When kids regularly practice safe cycling, the streets become safer in the communities they live and travel through.
At the high school level, when you introduce — or reinforce — bike safety, you present key skills and information at a time when young people are more likely to ride a bike for transportation instead of pure recreation.
Also, when these teenagers eventually get behind the wheel of a car, they’re more likely to treat people biking with respect and courtesy.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:53
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 13:11
Submitted by Maya Norris on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:27
Carol Ross Barney has done it again. The noted Chicago architect — who is renowned for her civic, cultural and social design projects for the public — has made an indelible impact in Chicago with the completion of the Chicago Riverwalk.
Given that the full Riverwalk officially opens on Saturday with a host of special events, we thought it would be a good opportunity to get to know the woman behind the design of one of Chicago’s most exciting pieces of new infrastructure.
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).