Did You Know?

While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Can you count to five, seven and then five again?

Ever felt that your time biking, walking and using transit deserved a haiku? Now’s your chance to write one./

Active Trans is holding a haiku contest. The winner will receive a free membership (or membership renewal) to Active Trans, a free event registration and a $50 REI giftcard.

Next week is the final week to submit your best haikus. Share your insights that come to you while biking, walking and using transit.

Here are a few haikus to get you started:

Bus and train tracker
Have begun to rule my life
Eight minutes more sleep

Here's one contest submission by Josh Grode Wolters

Cars racing by me
Wish State Street had a bike lane
Road work on canal

And a submission by Gin Kilgore 

Van Buren green wave–
I did not stop for 15 blocks.
Biking's Holy Grail

Read about the submission details.