With summer approaching and warm weather finally here, I'm thrilled to see more people walking and riding bikes on my daily commute to work.
The Chicago Tribune presents two very different versions of the city’s proposed bike safety ordinance.
It’s a thrilling time for cycling in Chicago.
Active Trans applauds the City of Chicago's Bicycling Ambassadors on another terrific season of bicycle education and outreach.
If you live in Chicago's 5th, 45th, 46th or 49th ward and have ideas about how to improve transportation in your neighborhood, there's an exciting opportunity coming up to get your ideas impleme
On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, schools across the country celebrated the inaugural National Bike to School Day.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Active Transportation Alliance
New Video Shows Chicago’s Speeding Problem
Cars, SUVs, School Bus Drivers Disregarding Speed Limit
New video recorded last week by Active Transportation Alliance in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood illustrates the city’s culture of speeding.
The video, recorded at the intersection of W. Cortez Drive and Humboldt Drive during a ten-minute time span on Thursday, April 12, shows people driving cars, SUVs and even a school bus, at speeds exceeding more than 40 miles per hour.
Chicago’s speed limit, unless otherwise posted, is 30 miles per hour.
Statistics show that reducing speeds dramatically improves survival rates:
• A person hit by someone driving more than 40 miles per hour has a 10 percent survival rate.
• A person hit by someone driving 30 miles per hour has a 50 percent survival rate.
• A person hit by someone driving 20 miles per hour, has a 90 percent survival rate.
The Active Transportation Alliance supports the proposed speed camera ordinance. Adding speed cameras in targeted areas will help reduce speeding city-wide.
Speed cameras are an important tool in the toolbox to change Chicago’s culture of speeding. Active Trans supports a comprehensive approach, including education, road engineering and enforcement.
Why does the Active Transportation Alliance support adding speed cameras to Chicago streets? As this video shows, Chicago has a culture where it’s okay to speed. Take a look:
So it’s been 3 weeks since Open Streets on State Street, and the magical day is still rolling through my mind.
All Chicagoans should feel safe our city's st