Did You Know?

Bus riders account for more than 20 percent of people using Lake Shore Drive every day while taking up a fraction of the space that cars do.

Lively biking in the dead of winter

Think bicycling along with wearing white ends on Labor Day? Think again. This edition of Active Transportation Alliance and Friends of the Park’s Creative Living in the City Lecture Series highlights ways for you stay biking during Chicago’s winter wonderland.

When: 12:15-1:15 Thursday Dec. 10
Where: Chicago Cultural Center in the Claudia Cassidy Theater, 78 E. Washington
Cost: Free

The Chainlink (, Chicago bicycling's online community, has blossomed from an idea to more than 2,500 members in 18-months. The Chainlink founder Leah Neaderthal, will discuss how online tools can reinforce and, in some cases, build a community that is based on pedaling away from a computer.

Lauren Sailor, co-chair of Chicago Bike Winter (, will also join Leah to talk about this grassroots organization that provides a variety of classes, promotion and community to help keep you going through the snow and chill.