Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:32
With election day three weeks away, we’ve released our 2015 Active Transportation Voter Guide so Chicago voters can learn about the views of candidates in their ward on walking, biking and public transit issues.
The voter guide is composed of responses from mayoral and aldermanic candidates to a questionnaire we sent to all candidates.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:37
Though the 2014–15 winter hasn’t (yet) been as cold as 2014’s Chiberia or as snowy as 2011’s Snowpocalypse, the freeze-thaw cycles our region experiences each winter mean that potholes are inevitable.
The good news: Earlier this week, Chicago Department of Transportation released a list of 61 miles of arterial streets to be repaved as part of the city’s new annual standard of repaving at least 300 miles of roads!
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:02
Hundreds of winter cyclists descended upon Daley Plaza Friday morning to celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day and the first ever Roll the Cold Bike Challenge.
Winter Bike to Work Day commemorates the coldest day in Chicago history -- January 20, 1985 -- when the temperature dropped to 27 degrees below zero.
Ronit Bezalel of The Chainlink was also there to capture the celebration. You can view her photos here.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 01/21/2015 - 16:28
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:39
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 16:56
Have you registered for the Roll the Cold Bike Challenge yet?
If not, you can do so here. Biking one way to or from your destination on one day between January 17-23 counts as participating in the challenge.
The person who rides (and logs) the most miles during the challenge will be honored as the King/Queen of the 2015 Roll the Cold Bike Challenge.
This means being featured on our social media and highlighted in communications for our 2015 (Summer) Bike Commuter Challenge.
You can win prizes for raising money too. Check it out:
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:16
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 11:41
During the past couple of years, Streetsblog Chicago has been an important voice in making Chicagoland a better place for biking, walking and transit. The web-based publication has been a great partner to Active Trans and others in the region who are working toward creating streets that welcome everyone.
Unfortunately, due to a funding shortfall, Streetsblog Chicago has suspended publication.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:27
With the 2015 municipal elections in Chicago approaching, we have asked candidates running for mayor and alderman in all 50 of the city’s wards to respond to a candidate questionnaire on bike/walk/transit issues.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Active Trans does not endorse candidates for public office. The purpose of the candidate questionnaire is purely informational.
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 01/08/2015 - 14:11
One of the pillars of the Active Trans' mission is making it safer and easier for anyone to walk in a community. Now that snow has returned to Chicagoland, it's time for a reminder about the easiest way to support that mission: Shovel!