Submitted by Steve Simmons on Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:39
Last week, Active Trans joined a passionate rally held by the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) to show our support for the 606 affordable housing ordinance.
The event began with residents giving testimonies at Humboldt Park United Methodist Church (pictured) and concluded with a powerful demonstration on the 606 trail.
As we promote trail projects, it has become clear that more affordable housing units are needed to ensure residents with low or fixed incomes are not displaced by increased property values.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:39
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 August so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route.
For regular updates about the Lakefront Trail, follow our Lakefront Trail Twitter page and the #chiLFT hashtag.
NOTE: North Ave. Beach Pedestrian Bridge temporary closure will be extended thru Friday, August 4th.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Thu, 07/20/2017 - 17:03
The most frequent question after Active Trans gives a presentation on our vision for a continuous Chicago River Trail is: "How will you fund this project?"
While it's an important question to ask, it's also important to keep in mind that many cities did not have resources on hand to pay for an entire trail as they were drawing up plans for it.
So they worked with available funding and found creative ways to add segments.
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 Mon, 07/17/2017 - 14:55
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, 07/03/2017 - 10:43
More than 60 people showed up at Arc’Teryx Chicago in Wicker Park to rally for a safer Milwaukee Avenue on a recent humid evening.
Changes to make this corridor crash free are long overdue. As one of the busiest streets for walking and biking in Chicago, Milwaukee Ave. has had an unacceptably high crash rate between 2011 and 2015, with 195 crashes that resulted in people biking getting injured and 56 pedestrians getting injured, along with one pedestrian fatality.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 06/30/2017 - 15:32
Submitted by Ron Burke on Wed, 06/28/2017 - 14:49
When you’re rebuilding a transportation corridor in one of the densest parts of Chicago, where already more than 20 percent of people are travelling by bus, it stands to reason that the project should include major upgrades to transit service.
Unfortunately, in the case of North Lake Shore Drive, the jury is still out.
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)