Submitted by Jim Merrell on Thu, 07/20/2017 - 13:41
Since 2015, Active Trans Bikeways for All campaign has been mobilizing members and supporters across the city to push for a seamless, low-stress and equitable bike network for Chicago.
Our Bikeways for All vision promotes three types of low-stress bikeways we’re working to see implemented around town: protected bike lanes, urban trails and neighborhood greenways.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:56
UPDATE: The ordinance requiring city contractors to install low cost safety equipment on large trucks was approved by City Council on July 26, 2017. Active Trans commends this step towards making Chicago safer for all.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 06/26/2017 - 13:19
In an effort to speed up local bus service and reverse bus ridership decline, CTA is unveiling faster boarding at two more bus stops.
Starting June 27, riders will be able to pay their fare while waiting for a bus and quickly board the following routes:
•Southbound #135 and #146 buses at Inner Drive/Belmont
(6:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m., weekdays)
Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 06/12/2017 - 11:56
Today’s release of a Vision Zero Action Plan lays a strong foundation for the city to achieve its goal of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries by 2026.
Submitted by Jacque Henrikson on Fri, 06/09/2017 - 16:32
This week the elevated CTA platform at Clark and Lake took a step back in time as vintage train cars from the 1920s and 1970s rolled into the station in celebration of the L train’s 125th birthday. They ran around the stops in the Loop, tooting their horns for several hours.
While out on lunch break, a couple Active Trans staffers hopped on board for a ride around the Loop — for professional research, of course.
Submitted by Maya Norris on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:27
Carol Ross Barney has done it again. The noted Chicago architect — who is renowned for her civic, cultural and social design projects for the public — has made an indelible impact in Chicago with the completion of the Chicago Riverwalk.
Given that the full Riverwalk officially opens on Saturday with a host of special events, we thought it would be a good opportunity to get to know the woman behind the design of one of Chicago’s most exciting pieces of new infrastructure.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 05/03/2017 - 13:01
The lengthy construction process for the Navy Pier Flyover has been frustrating for many Lakefront Trail users, but the city says it will be finished next year.
The flyover, which will allow people biking and walking on the trail to bypass congested vehicle traffic around Navy Pier, is one of the highest profile active transportation projects in the region. We get questions about the status often, especially as temperatures warm up and more people use the trail.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:11
The Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail. See what's going on in the month of May so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route.
For more information on conditions on the Lakefront Trail, check out our Lakefront Trail Twitter page.
Monday, May 1
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Wed, 04/26/2017 - 14:48
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:21
Can you imagine having trail access to Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and the suburbs as a bicyclist or runner?
Did you know the Chicago River already has 13.2 miles of trails for biking and walking and that the city will complete an additional 1.7 trail miles in 2017?
We couldn’t be more excited for the next steps in the campaign to build a continuous Chicago River Trail. It's energizing to think about the river trail's potential to promote the city's cultural life.