Did You Know?

Chicago’s first protected bike lane on Kinzie St. increased ridership by 55 percent without increasing traffic congestion for cars.

Child Miles Travelled

Child Miles Travelled – the total distance we drive in a year chauffeuring our kids hither and thither – are growing faster than miles driven for work.

Another reason to ground them!

I use the term lifestyle miles all the time – the other trips outside your work life. I drive all the freakin' time for work and I'm a BICYCLE ADVOCATE [Crain's caught me]. But I couldn't get to Kentucky using my lifestyle miles travelled in a year. Focus on lifestyle miles [which is actually FUN to do instead of stressful] and you'll do the most good for yourself and your town.

Figure out how to reduce your lifestyle miles with a south suburban Footprints coach. Ask 'em at