Did You Know?

Only 11 percent of Chicagoland residents ride transit to work.

Suburban updates from around the region

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The latest suburban news on biking, walking and transit issues in your community is here!

Check out highlights from our latest local suburban e-newsletters. Our local e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit across the Chicagoland region.

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Chicagoland Suburbs

Regional updates

South Suburbs

  • RSVP for the free Bike Walk Every Town South Suburban Summit on Oct. 28 (lunch included) to get the tools you need to improve biking and walking in the suburbs. 
  • First graders from the Village of Summit recently wrote their mayor about improving biking and walking conditions in their community.
  • Metra Electric service cuts to the South Chicago and Blue Island branches of the line were finalized.

West Suburbs

  • DuPage County is proposing a new side path to improve trail connectivity between the Aurora Branch of the Illinois Prairie Path and several other nearby trails and destinations.
  • Get inspired by first graders from the Village of Summit who wrote their mayor about improving a pedestrian bridge in their community.
  • Watch videos of our pop-up complete streets projects and see how creative, low-cost initiatives can make an impact on biking and walking.

North Suburbs

  • Evanston is installing barrier-protected bike lanes along a 1.9 mile stretch of road.
  • Active Trans opposes the extension of Route 53 in Lake County because it will only create more congestion.
  • The Pace Pulse Dempster Line will provide rapid bus transit service from Evanston to O’Hare. Share your thoughts on the project at two upcoming open houses on Sept.12 or 19.

For more information about these projects and more, check out our In Your Community webpages


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