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:
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).
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.
Today the Active Transportation Alliance marked its 30th anniversary by announcing two forward-looking initiatives: the 2020 TransFormation Campaign and the creation of a new sister non-profit called Walk Bike Go.
The Active Transportation Alliance’s Bike Commuter Challenge, in partnership with Bike Chicago and Chicago Bike Week, is an annual celebration of bike commuting. Last year, more than 6,200 Chicagoland employees from 946 companies logged their bike trips during the week.
On Tuesday CTA published the environmental assessment for the proposed Red-Purple Bypass, also known as the Belmont Flyover, to further rebuild our transit system on the North Side and address growing capacity issues on the Red and Purple lines.
Active Trans released the following statement on the proposal from Executive Director Ron Burke:
Active Transportation Alliance and a coalition of organizations today launched the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Campaign that seeks to pass legislation that will increase funding for Illinois’ SRTS grant program and reduce administrative hurdles to applying for grants.
Beginning May 9th, the Active Transportation Alliance will host City Cycling classes at its River North headquarters. The classes are open to adults and teenagers, and will consist of 1.5 hours of classroom instruction and 1.5 hours of on-street instruction.