South and West Side advocates demand better cycling

South and West Side advocates demand better cycling

You may have heard about a group of advocates who recently asked the City of Chicago to create better conditions for cycling, including more bike lanes and Divvy stations, on the South and West Sid

“Need for speed” drives disrespect for traffic laws and red light cameras

“Need for speed” drives disrespect for traffic laws and red light cameras

You may know that the Chicago Tribune has led the charge against red light ca

Tribune editorial stirs up anti-bike sentiment again

Tribune editorial stirs up anti-bike sentiment again

Every day in metro Chicago, an average of nearly 14 pedestrians are injured or killed as a result of getting hit by people driving cars.

Active Trans survey shows only 18 percent of drivers stop for pedestrians in painted crosswalks

Active Trans survey shows only 18 percent of drivers stop for pedestrians in painted crosswalks

Chicagoland has much work to do when it comes to compliance with the Must Stop for Pedestrians law, which requires people driving to stop whenever a pedestrian has entered a crosswalk.

The next phase of Chicago’s bike lane revolution

The next phase of Chicago’s bike lane revolution

Back in 2010-11 when Active Trans asked Chicago mayoral candidates to support a 100-mile network of protected bike lanes by 2015, many scoffed.

Daily bike trips in Chicago reach 125,000, exceeding car traffic on busy Chicago streets

Daily bike trips in Chicago reach 125,000, exceeding car traffic on busy Chicago streets

If a person bikes to the grocery store and the Census Bureau didn’t count it, did that person actually bike to the store?

Lake St. protected bike lane can be success with some TLC

Lake St. protected bike lane can be success with some TLC

A recent Tribune story about Chicag

One more sign that bike sharing has come of age in Chicago

One more sign that bike sharing has come of age in Chicago

Active Trans is excited with today’s announcement that Divvy landed a $12.5 million sponsorship arrangement

State bike plan signals new direction for IDOT

State bike plan signals new direction for IDOT

We were pleased to see the release of the first-ever Illinois Bike Transportation Plan earlier this week

State announces $52.7 million of "transportation enhancement" projects

State announces $52.7 million of "transportation enhancement" projects

In the past week, the state committed to funding a variety of important biking and pedestrian projects through the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP). The 71 projects are recei

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