Did You Know?
Chicago’s first protected bike lane on Kinzie St. increased ridership by 55 percent without increasing traffic congestion for cars.
"Cell phone users: the new drunk drivers"
It’s true. Mary Schmich is spot-on in her recent column in the Chicago Tribune – from the real dangers of driving while using a cell phone to the need for personal and social responsibility to drive safely.
We can start by supporting current legislation. HB 71 will ban most text messaging while driving, and HB 72 will ban the use of mobile phones wile driving in highway construction or school zones.
These bills will advance to the Senate after the break. Please call your Senator and ask her/him to co-sponsor these bills. Find your Senator here.
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I support Active Transportation Alliance because I want to help change Chicago into a less car-focused city. I also want to see more biking options in Chicago with more protected bike lanes.