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Nearly five children are hit by people driving every day in Illinois while walking or biking within one block of a school.

Get the local lowdown with these active transportation resources

Sure–the Active Trans' Write of Way blog may already provide you with everything you need, but why not broaden your blog horizons?

Two new neighborhood blogs are tackling the topics of active transportation and urban livability.

Peopling Places, run by Logan Square-based urban planner Lynn Stevens, centers around cementing the Milwaukee Avenue corridor together and connecting people with the corridor.

The Logan Square Blue Line plaza; image courtesy of Peopling Places.

One recent post discusses the need to revamp the Logan Square L station, suggesting pedestrian improvements and a possible bike parking area.

A group of biking and walking-minded Lincoln Park neighbors recently created Bike Walk Lincoln Park, a blog focused on discussing bike and ped issues and creating positive change in the neighborhood.

Two July posts addressed the need for Clark Street to be transformed into a more pedestrian-friendly, liveable thoroughfare, with one post making a comparison between crossing Clark and playing a real-life game of Frogger.

Looking for an active transportation blog based in the suburbs? Mary Wisniewski and Laura Fergus, inhabitants of Crystal Lake, co-author Just off the Tracks, a travel and leisure activity guide featuring fun destinations along the Metra rail lines.

Currently, the guide features only the Metra Union-Pacific/Northwest Line, but they plan on expanding to other lines in the near future.