Submitted by Steve Simmons on Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:03
The most frequent question after Active Trans gives a presentation on our vision for a continuous Chicago River Trail is: "How will you fund this project?"
While it's an important question to ask, it's also important to keep in mind that many cities did not have resources on hand to pay for an entire trail as they were drawing up plans for it.
So they worked with available funding and found creative ways to add segments.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:41
Since 2015, Active Trans Bikeways for All campaign has been mobilizing members and supporters across the city to push for a seamless, low-stress and equitable bike network for Chicago.
Our Bikeways for All vision promotes three types of low-stress bikeways we’re working to see implemented around town: protected bike lanes, urban trails and neighborhood greenways.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 07/17/2017 - 14:55
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:30
Join us Sunday, July 30 for a bike expedition from Chicago's North Side to Bridgeport to watch the Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Riders will meet at the Lincoln Park Conservatory at 11:30 a.m. to bike 9 miles (about 50 minutes) along the Lakefront Trail. The game starts at 1:10 pm. All ages are welcome.
Bring cash for beers and brats as well as a U-Lock and sunscreen
The registration price includes the tickets to the game.
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 su-administrator on Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:18
Postponed--stay tuned for more information about the rescheduled date.
Join us as we combine three favorite things for many people: bikes, boulevards and beer!
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 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.