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About one-third of all work trips in Chicago are comprised of people biking, walking, or riding public transit.

In your community: local updates from around the region

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Looking for the latest news on biking, walking and transit issues in your community? Look no further!

Below you can check out some highlights from our latest local e-newsletters. Our local e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit in six Chicagoland regions.

Don’t see the newsletter in your inbox? Join our mailing list by signing up for our advocacy updates and alerts and check out our In Your Community webpages to learn about what's new in your neighborhood.

 

City of Chicago

South Side

  • Congested on Cottage Grove? Standing still on 79th? Take our survey and share your opinion on improving Chicago's bus service!
  • Active Trans recently met with the local staff of U.S. Representative Robin Kelly to talk about our advocacy for a new trail connection between the Pullman neighborhood and the new bike park at Big Marsh.
  • Full trail separation is coming to the Chicago lakefront! Phase 1 of the project, from 31st Street to 51st Street, is expected to be complete in early spring.
  • Join our South Side Leadership Network. Contact Cynthia Hudson to learn more.
  • Have you ever wanted to throw an event during Chicago Bike Week? Now's your chance!

West and Southwest Side

  • The Blue Line Forest Park Branch study is nearing completion.
  • The North Lawndale community is developing a new community master plan. Active Trans has been participating in meetings related to developing recommendations for improvements to the local transportation infrastructure.
  • Congested on Chicago? Perturbed at traffic on Pulaski? Take our bus service survey today.
  • The West Side Leadership Network met last week. Interested in joining? Contact Cynthia Hudson.
  • Active Trans is pleased to announce a mini-grant opportunity to support community based events during Chicago Bike Week.

North Side

  • Wicker Park/Bucktown’s new master plan proposes buffered bike lanes along North Milwaukee Avenue.
  • Plans for Lakefront Trail separation are taking shape. Attend a public meeting on March 22 to learn more.
  • Groundwork is getting laid for the development of the Chicago River Trail! 
  • Halted on Halsted? Inching along on Irving Park? Help influence our new campaign by taking our bus service survey.
  • Construction is moving forward as planned on the Manor Greenway project.

 

Chicagoland Suburbs

South Suburbs

  • Coming soon: New suburban program from Active Trans to push for better transportation options. 
  • Will County’s new Bikeway Plan has the potential to make the bike network more connected and accessible.
  • Contact your candidate for mayor or village president to see where he or she stands on biking, walking and transit.
  • Our regional commuter rail network is getting a major expansion in Northwest Indiana.
  • The Center for Neighborhood Technology is releasing new RainReady plans for south suburban communities. Attend their March 22 event to learn more.

West Suburbs

  • Active Trans and community advocates recently met with Rep. Randy Hultgren and Rep. Peter Roskam to urge them to protect bike/walk/transit funding under the new administration.
  • Coming soon: New suburban program from Active Trans to push for better transportation options. 
  • Oak Park residents — please sign our petition to make Madison a Main Street, not a highway.
  • Plans to make Brookfield more walkable and bikeable are under development.
  • Does your candidate for mayor or village president support biking, walking and transit?

North Suburbs

  • What does your mayoral candidate think about biking, walking and transit? Send him or her our candidate questionnaire.
  • Two major developments around the extension of the Skokie Valley Trail are underway.
  • Coming soon: New suburban program from Active Trans to push for better transportation options. 
  • Active Trans and community advocates recently met with Rep. Brad Schneider and Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi. We talked about recent projects in their districts that received federal funding and highlighted remaining gaps in the network.
  • Deerfield Road study provides opportunity for biking and walking improvements.

For more information about these projects and more, check out our In Your Community webpages. To join our local e-newsletter mailing list, sign up for our advocacy updates and alerts – in addition to getting our quarterly e-newsletter, we will send you occasional updates about active transportation advocacy efforts in your community.