Did You Know?

Half of school children walked or biked to school in 1969, but only 13 percent were doing it in 2009.

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.