Submitted by Ted Villaire on Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:35
Every day in Illinois, an average of 5 kids are hit by drivers of motor vehicles within one block of a school, and more are hit beyond the school zones.
A bill that would help address this tragic daily occurrence while encouraging more walking and biking has passed the Illinois Senate and now heads to Governor Bruce Rauner for approval.
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 11/16/2017 - 11:04
No one forgets how to ride a bike. They just forget that they should be riding a bike. That's why Highland Park's Bike Walk Advisory Group (BWAG) teamed up with Highland Park School District 112 to encourage students to walk or bike to school.
Inspired by the national Bike-Walk to School Day, members of BWAG contacted every elementary and middle school principal in town.
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 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 Ted Villaire on Tue, 12/13/2016 - 10:32
Once again, Greenline Wheels in Oak Park is hosting a bi-weekly series of cycling clinics called Teach Me Tuesdays.
The free clinics cover various subjects and are held every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., from January 10 through April 18 at the Greenline Wheels office, 105 South Marion Street in Oak Park.
Teach Me Tuesdays schedule
Submitted by Jalal Williams on Fri, 11/04/2016 - 16:43
With daylight waning during our commutes, it’s time to be thinking more about visibility while biking.
And the time change this Sunday won't do us any favors. With the end of Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, the sun will be setting an hour earlier.
We strongly recommend people biking at night use lights to make themselves visible: A white light in front and red light in back.
Submitted by Jalal Williams on Tue, 10/11/2016 - 13:41
A group of teenagers in the western suburbs just enhanced their bicycling knowledge and received their very own bicycles in the process when they completed the inaugural Youth Earn A Bike Program from Greenline Wheels. Greenline Wheels is a nonprofit managed by Active Trans that promotes bicycling as a sustainable and affordable form of transportation and offers bike education programs.
Submitted by Maya Norris on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 16:07
New to bike riding? Or do you just want to brush on up on your rusty bicycling skills? Either way the Chicago Department of Transportation has you covered. CDOT is offering free bicycle riding classes for adults from July to September on Chicago’s South and West Sides.
Submitted by Jason Jenkins on Fri, 07/01/2016 - 16:47
Started in spring of 2014, Kids on Wheels is the Active Transportation Alliance’s flagship bike safety educational program for school-aged children in the Chicagoland.
While we know that safe bicycling is best taught through doing, often we have found that schools are unable to commit to sustained programming as a result of the logistical challenges inherent to putting students on bikes.