Tell us why your crossing guard is special, Chicagoland!

Tell us why your crossing guard is special, Chicagoland!

Each day, crossing guards throughout the region help us and our kids safely cross streets on the way to work and school. Rain or shine, crossing guards make our streets safer for pedestrians.

Biking in Des Plaines with city staff

Biking in Des Plaines with city staff

On a cold and snowy Monday in April,  Active Trans staff and Des Plaines City staff biked throughout Des Plaines on roads and trails.

Aren't we all pedestrians?

Aren't we all pedestrians?

Whether you predominantly travel to-and-fro by bicycle, car or foot, we are all pedestrians during the day.

Help grow the movement! Outreach volunteer opportunities

Help grow the movement! Outreach volunteer opportunities

Help us grow our movement! Active Trans has a number of events scheduled this year where we need your help to represent us, engage the public in our work and recruit members.

Safety tip: Riding in difficult conditions

Safety tip: Riding in difficult conditions

Biking in inclement weather can seem tricky and dangerous, but with the right knowledge you can be safe and comfortable.

Building support for active living in your community

Building support for active living in your community

 Learn how to build a case for active living.

We applaud Emanuel’s transportation appointments

We applaud Emanuel’s transportation appointments

We here at Active Trans are pleased with Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel’s choice of Gabe Klein as the new Chicago Department of Transportation commissioner.

What's happening with SB 1258?

What's happening with SB 1258?

Our fight for equitable funding for active transportation continues. Here's what is going on now.

Forest Park enforces Must Stop for Pedestrians law

Forest Park enforces Must Stop for Pedestrians law

Illinois' Must Stop for Pedestrians law is being enforced in a number of places.

McHenry County to get its first bike lanes!

McHenry County to get its first bike lanes!

The City of Crystal Lake will be installing dedica

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