Did You Know?

Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

Hey local roads, cut back on all those french fries!

The Chicago Tribune posted a great article on road diets, which trim out lanes to add improvements for pedestrians, bicyclists and transit riders. The impact to car traffic is minimal and the author points out that adding lanes (how we got to this point) doesn't really help traffic flow because more cars just go to those areas where lanes or roads are added.

Active Trans supports road diets. Our members came out in force to public meetings to support the Lawrence Avenue project along with several others.

Congratulations to Chicago's Department of Transportation, the Village of Skokie and other municipalities that are trying out these new ways of getting around.