Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 14:01
Fall is budget season in the Chicago region and that means we've entered a critical stage in our Transit Future campaign with the Center for Neighborhood Technology(CNT). As talks continue with President Toni Preckwinkle and all 17 members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, here are three ways you can help:
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 10/15/2015 - 14:51
Submitted by Ron Burke on Fri, 10/09/2015 - 16:56
One of Active Trans’ main goals is to make bicycling a comfortable transportation option for everyone no matter their age or ability.
But we know through research, observation and countless conversations that the average person is much more likely to hop on a bike when they are able to bike in places where they feel safe and comfortable.
This is why today Active Trans is launching a bold new vision for cycling infrastructure in Chicago.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Wed, 09/30/2015 - 10:24
On a recent warm July evening, I rode my bike down to Douglas Park with a few other Active Trans staff members to participate in one of Slow Roll Chicago’s weekly Wednesday night rides.
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: