Submitted by Jim Merrell on Mon, 09/21/2015 - 11:27
The 606 and the Bloomingdale Trail, Chicago’s new rail-to-trail and park project, made national headlines when it opened up this summer, and in just a few short weeks established itself as one of Chicago’s most popular public spaces.
The overwhelming success of the trail leads to an immediate and obvious question: where can we put more trails?
Several great candidates already exist.
606 East Extension
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 13:10
The Active Transportation Alliance is recruiting volunteers to help with the Fall 2015 Downtown Bike Count.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Wed, 09/02/2015 - 16:10
In a big win for Active Trans members and supporters, Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) officials confirmed the Kinzie Street protected bike lane will remain in place.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Fri, 08/28/2015 - 11:14
We recently had the opportunity to share our priorities with the Chicago City Council, now it’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s turn to hear from Active Trans members and supporters.
As part of this year’s city budget process, Mayor Emanuel wants to hear directly from residents about their priorities before delivering his 2016 budget to City Council on September 22.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 15:33
With no Chicago City Council meeting this month, August is often vacation time for aldermen and their staff throughout the city.
But last week we learned several council members are already hard at work preparing for a busy fall.
On Wednesday, Active Trans hosted a series of briefings at Chicago City Hall to introduce our organization to newly elected representatives and update everyone on our bike/walk/transit priorities.
Submitted by Jean Khut on Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:52
As the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. The same can be said for volunteers when it comes to building better bike infrastructure in Chicago.
The Chicago Department of Transportation’s Bicycle Program is looking for people to help with its Summer 2015 Downtown Bike Count for the following dates and time:
Submitted by Jean Khut on Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:43
On July 7, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) announced that it's offering discounted annual Divvy Bikes memberships to low-income Chicago residents with its new Divvy for Everyone (D4E) program.
Through a $75,000 grant from the Better Bike Share Partnership and funds matched by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Divvy for Everyone will provide people one-time annual memberships costing $5, which normally are $75.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Fri, 06/19/2015 - 09:57
What if every time you were approaching a red light on your bike, it magically turned green allowing you to blissfully carry on your journey without a care in the world?
The stuff of fantasy, you say? Not so!
Today the city is unveiling Chicago’s first-ever example of this on Wells Street between Huron and Wacker. This “Green Wave,” as it’s called, will make the fantasy of uninterrupted cycling a reality, at least on this one stretch of street — and hopefully more soon.
Submitted by Jean Khut on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:33
Bicycles are simple machines with the power to tackle complex challenges.
These words open the Two Wheels, One City Call to Action released earlier this week by Active Trans, Slow Roll Chicago, Chicago Cycling Club and more than a dozen other community partners.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Tue, 06/09/2015 - 14:41
Active Trans wants to hear from YOU on priorities for building new bike routes in the city of Chicago.