Did You Know?

About one-third of all work trips in Chicago are comprised of people biking, walking, or riding public transit.

Active Trans busy making friends in Northern Chicagoland

The Wheeling Wheelmen bicycle club recently presented both Active Trans and the League of Illinois Bicyclists with generous $1,000 donations.

The Wheelmen—which has 300 members and serves Northwest Chicagoland with organized rides, social events and bicycle advocacy—made the donation to support Active Trans' efforts to create a safe network of streets and trails, and expand our advocacy efforts throughout Chicagoland. (Big thanks to the Wheelmen!)

Wheelmen board member Joe Beemster presented the donations to Ron Burke, Active Trans' executive director, and Ed Barsotti, League of Illinois Bicyclists' executive director. 


Barb Cornew, Active Trans North Suburban coordinator, at Going Green Matters.

In other northern suburban news, over 500 people came from Wilmette, Evanston and surrounding communities to learn about sustainable living at the Going Green Matters event in Wilmette on Sunday, March 13th. 

Active Trans was one of over 50 exhibitors (see photo at right) that included Higher Gear, Wilmette Bicycle Task Force, Solar Cars of the Future from Northwestern University and Business Alliance for a Sustainable Evanston.

The event gave Active Trans staff the opportunity to chat with Active Trans members and share information with scores of people about all the work that is being done at the municipal level in Northern Chicagoland on behalf of bicyclists and pedestrians.