Author Archives: Ted Villaire

People on bikes have DuSable Lake Shore Drive all to themselves this Sunday

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Clare McDermott, Active Transportation Alliance
(773) 391-7709
clare@activetrans.org

Larry Magnesen, Fifth Third Bank
(312) 704-5564
Larry.Magnesen@53.com

 

People on bikes have DuSable Lake Shore Drive all to themselves this Sunday
Spend time with friends and family during Labor Day weekend at one of the best bike rides in the nation

CHICAGO,

Rep. Moeller plays key role in passing bill to improve walking & biking

Getting the Illinois Department of Transportation to eliminate its 20 percent local match requirement for walking and biking improvements on state roads was a long and arduous battle.

It required months of work on the part of advocates and lawmakers across Illinois.

Thankfully, all the effort paid off.

IDOT has always covered all costs for motor vehicle infrastructure on state roads.

Now, thanks to this legislation that Active Trans spearheaded,

Rally for protected bike lanes at the Thompson Center, June 25 at 5 p.m.

Rally for protected bike lanes at the Thompson Center today at 5 p.m.
Speakers at the rally will be calling on the city to fulfill its promise to deliver more protected bike lanes

CHICAGO, June 25, 2021 — On the tenth anniversary of the opening of Chicago’s first protected bike lane, the Active Transportation Alliance will be hosting a rally for safer streets for biking on Friday, June 25,

Kevin Clark’s family and others urge city to take action

Around 100 people gathered on Saturday in Logan Square to celebrate the life and legacy of Kevin Clark, who was tragically killed while riding a bike on May 26.

Kevin was hit by a driver at the intersection of Logan Boulevard and Western Avenue, a spot that has long been known to be very dangerous for people walking and biking.

During the vigil and press conference, family members shared details about Kevin’s kind and gentle nature,

Advocates host vigil for fallen bicyclist Kevin Clark this Saturday in Logan Square

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Ted Villaire
Active Transportation Alliance
(312) 563-1118 (cell)
ted@activetrans.org

Advocates host vigil for fallen bicyclist Kevin Clark this Saturday in Logan Square

The family of Kevin Clark is hosting a vigil and press conference on Saturday, June 12, at 10 a.m. at the Logan Square Monument. Kevin was tragically hit and killed in May while riding his bike near Logan Boulevard and Western Avenue.

Chicago’s biggest and best bike ride returns September 5 amid a cycling boom

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Clare McDermott, Active Transportation Alliance
(773) 391-7709
clare@activetrans.org

Larry Magnesen, Fifth Third Bank
(312) 704-5564
Larry.Magnesen@53.com

 

After a 2020 hiatus, Chicago’s biggest and best bike ride returns September 5 amid a cycling boom
Fifth Third Bike the Drive provides a perfect opportunity to reconnect with friends and family while enjoying fresh air,

Recognizing the people working for healthier, more equitable transportation

This year, Active Trans is celebrating 35 years of advocating for better transportation options in the region.

To commemorate this milestone, we recently gathered virtually with fellow supporters to socialize, have some fun, and look back at the important work accomplished over the years.

The main focus of the event, however, was recognizing local individuals who are dedicated to making our region and our world better places for walking, biking, and public transportation.

A local champion for transportation justice

Active Trans is thrilled to be recognizing US Representative Jesús García for our 35th Anniversary celebration.

Known to most people as “Chuy,” Rep. García is receiving Active Trans’ Public Leadership Award for his tireless efforts fighting for better public transportation, walking, and biking.

Having served as a Chicago alderman, a Cook County Board member, and a state senator, he now represents Illinois’ fourth district for the US House of Representatives,

Chicago celebrates Transit Equity Day with Rep. García, Kelly

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Kyle Whitehead
Active Transportation Alliance
(312) 216-0473
kyle@activetrans.org

Chicago celebrates Transit Equity Day with Rep. García, Kelly

We hope you can join us for Chicago’s first Transit Equity Day celebration on February 4 at noon. This virtual event will feature U.S. Representative Jesús G. “Chuy” García, U.S. Representative Robin Kelly, and other community leaders who will discuss the critical nature of transit in creating greater equity in the Chicago region as we recover from the COVID crisis.

Free masks piloted on 20 CTA bus routes

The Chicago Transit Authority took an important step forward in keeping riders safe and healthy by starting to offer free, disposable face masks on approximately 200 buses serving 20 bus routes.

Kudos to the CTA for making the move, which began at the end of 2020. Making masks readily available on all buses and trains is the best way to ensure universal mask compliance.

Active Trans first called for CTA to provide free masks to all riders who need one in July.