In the news: 2018

Active Trans’ Transportation Agenda Envisions a Safer, More Equitable Chicago (Streetsblog Chicago; November 2018)
Active Trans releases the Active Transportation Agenda, which describes how Chicago’s next mayor and City Council can support policies and projects that better connect all residents to jobs, schools, parks, healthcare and other daily destinations.


Scooter Sharing: How It Works, and Why Some Are Worried (WTTW; November 2018)
Dockless scooter sharing may soon be coming to Chicago — and Active Trans Executive Director Ron Burke has reservations about it.


Chicago doesn’t need to ban bicyclists to keep the Riverwalk safe (Chicago Sun-Times; November 2018)
Active Trans Executive Director Ron Burke writes an op-ed piece contending that the proposal to ban bicycling on the Riverwalk would divert more bikes to the streets and lead other cyclists to not bike at all while also jeopardizing the city’s plan to create a continuous Chicago River trail.


Should Dangerous Logan Boulevard Stretch Be Reduced To One Lane? Transportation Group Pushes For Traffic Fixes (Block Club Chicago; October 2018)
Active Trans releases a report that offers ways to make a stretch of Logan Boulevard safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.


Newsviews: Dockless bicycles in Chicago (ABC 7; May 2018)
Active Trans Deputy Executive Director Melody Geraci talks about what the dockless bikes pilot program could mean for the neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side.


Letter: Chicago must do more to prevent pedestrian deaths (Chicago Tribune; March 2018)
Active Trans Executive Director Ron Burke writes that one of the most effective ways to prevent crashes and save lives is to redesign streets with safety infrastructure, such as high-visibility crosswalks, refuge islands and bike lanes.


A Look At Active Trans’ Transportation Platform for the 2018 Illinois Election (Streetsblog Chicago; February 2018)
Active Trans’ 2018 Illinois Sustainable Transportation Platform reflects the group’s efforts to shift state priorities from maintaining the car-oriented status quo to making positive changes for a safer, healthier, more sustainable and more equitable future.


Ride-sharing surges in Chicago, raising congestion worries (Chicago Tribune; February 2018)
Active Trans Executive Director Ron Burke is concerned that the growth in ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft may be increasing congestion on Chicago streets while cutting into public transit use.