Submitted by Jim Merrell on Fri, 08/19/2016 - 10:37
I ride my bike.
When I hear about a person killed while riding their bike, I think of the proverb, “there but for the grace of God go I.” I know a lot of other people have the same reaction.
Even among strangers, there is a deep and difficult-to-verbalize connection to these tragedies. In some way, we’re a two wheeled tribe, more diverse than most characterizations by the media.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 15:31
Transportation is often one of the biggest obstacles to job access for Chicagoans looking for work, and public transit should be a convenient and affordable solution.
Unfortunately, the transition to Ventra has made it more difficult for many low-income residents to ride transit to job training, housing, medical appointments, childcare and other critical destinations.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 08/03/2016 - 11:20
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 06/21/2016 - 10:57
The tragic death of 29-year-old Blaine Klingenberg – who was killed was riding his bike up Michigan Ave. last Wednesday – has shaken Chicago’s bicycling community and attracted media attention.
The facts of the crash are not yet known, but Klingenberg was an experienced rider who had just gotten off work as a bike courier.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Tue, 03/22/2016 - 17:00
Active Trans' efforts to create separate lakefront trails for people on bikes and people on foot has paid off.
This became evident when Mayor Emanuel revealed that the Chicago Park District will pursue the separated trail plan on two of the most congested portions of the Lakefront Trail.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:41
Since adopting a Vision Zero goal in 2012 to eliminate all traffic fatalities by 2022, the City of Chicago has taken many steps to make our streets safer and save lives.
Unlike peer cities in the U.S. and around the world, this initial progress has been achieved without a multi-year action plan or more dedicated funding for safety improvements in the city budget.
Now it appears city leaders may be prepared to take these next critical next steps.
Submitted by Clare McDermott on Fri, 01/22/2016 - 15:14
More than 300 cyclists came out to celebrate our 14th Annual Winter Bike to Work Day this morning at Daley Plaza.
People dropped in the throughout the morning to enjoy free Dark Matter Coffee, Eli’s Cheesecake and swag from sponsors.
Many guests reported it was one of the best Winter Bike to Work Day rallies in recent history. (See photos below).
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 12/14/2015 - 12:30
Service will begin in the Loop Link corridor – Chicago’s first bus rapid transit project – on Sunday, December 20, the City of Chicago announced today.
The Loop Link is an exciting improvement for the thousands of Chicagoans who ride the bus, bike and walk across the Loop every day.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:03
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 13:19
In a big victory for the active transportation community, the U.S.