Petition: keep biking free — say "no" to bike registration fee

Petition: keep biking free — say "no" to bike registration fee

We want more people

Schools Celebrate Walk to School Day

Schools Celebrate Walk to School Day

On Wednesday, October 9, schools across the country celebrated International Walk to School Day. Many schools in the Chicagoland region participated, and Active Trans was able to support a num

Big benefits for people biking and walking in new safety ordinance

Big benefits for people biking and walking in new safety ordinance

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.

Press coverage of bike safety ordinance all over the map

Press coverage of bike safety ordinance all over the map

The Chicago Tribune presents two very different versions of the city’s proposed bike safety ordinance.

Exciting progress on the streets of Chicago!

Exciting progress on the streets of Chicago!

It’s a thrilling time for cycling in Chicago.

Bike Ambassadors close out another stellar season

Bike Ambassadors close out another stellar season

Active Trans applauds the City of Chicago's Bicycling Ambassadors on another terrific season of bicycle education and outreach.

Participatory Budgeting presents opportunities to improve biking, walking and transit

Participatory Budgeting presents opportunities to improve biking, walking and transit

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

National Bike to School Day a success

National Bike to School Day a success

On Wednesday, May 9, 2012, schools across the country celebrated the inaugural National Bike to School Day.

New Video Shows Chicago’s Speeding Problem

STATEMENT
Monday, April 16, 2012

CONTACT:
Ethan Spotts
Active Transportation Alliance
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Mobile: 312-919-1423
ethan@activetrans.org

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.

Video captures excessive speeding in Chicago

Video captures excessive speeding in Chicago

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:

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