Recent News Releases

May 24, 2016
It only happens once a year. Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive shuts down to car traffic and opens only to cyclists. MB Bike the Drive returns on Sunday, May 29 with a festival following in Grant Park.
Mar 30, 2016
The Active Transportation Alliance joined the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and more than 400 community leaders and organizations to unveil a new four-year plan to improve health and well-being of Chicago residents. Healthy Chicago 2.0 provides more than 200 strategies to close persistent health disparities facing Chicago communities.
Mar 22, 2016
After many years of advocating to create separate lakefront trails for people on bikes and people on foot, Mayor Emanuel has revealed that the Chicago Park District will do just that on two of the most congested portions of the Lakefront Trail.
Dec 16, 2015
Service will begin in the Loop Link corridor – Chicago’s first bus rapid transit project – on December 20, the City of Chicago announced today.
Oct 29, 2015
As spelled out in a lively new video created by the Active Transportation Alliance, proper illumination while biking is a crucial safety measure that makes you visible to people driving cars.
Oct 12, 2015
In an effort to make bicycling a comfortable transportation option for everyone, the Active Transportation Alliance today released a bold new vision for cycling infrastructure in Chicago.
Sep 17, 2015
The non-profit that promotes biking, walking and transit wants to help you downsize that car for good by providing free memberships to car- and bike-sharing programs, discounts at a high-end bike shop and other perks like a Ventra pass and Active Trans membership.
Aug 18, 2015
On Tuesday CTA announced the restoration of express bus service on Ashland and Western Avenues during peak hours. Active Trans released the following statement on the announcement from its Executive Director Ron Burke:
Aug 14, 2015
Active Transportation Alliance, Chicagoland’s voice for better biking, walking and transit, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary by bringing back a much loved event — The Boulevard Lakefront Tour (BLT).
Jul 23, 2015
Greenline Wheels, founded in 2010 by a local family seeking to elevate the bike friendliness of the Oak Park/River Forest community, announced today that is has partnered with the Active Transportation Alliance in a management agreement to further advance its mission.