Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/05/2016 - 14:55
In recent years, Chicago has become a global pioneer for a government spending method called "participatory budgeting."
Participatory budgeting, or PB, is a system in which citizens are given a direct vote on how government funds are spent.
In Chicago, this takes place at the ward level, with alderman allowing their constituents to decide how to spend the $1.3 million in annual “menu money” they receive from the city.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 10:08
The second issue of our local e-newsletters launched today!
The local e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit in six Chicagoland regions.
There are so many exciting projects underway in many different communities -- read more below and check out our In Your Community webpages to learn about what's new in your neighborhood.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 09:48
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 10/13/2016 - 10:10
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Thu, 10/06/2016 - 11:04
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Fri, 09/23/2016 - 14:03
The long anticipated 2-mile North Branch Trail extension from Caldwell and Devon Avenues to Forest Glen Avenue is finally open! Active Trans Executive Director, Ron Burke, attended Wednesday’s ribbon cutting celebration in the company of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and longtime advocate of the trail extension, 39th Ward Ald. Margaret Laurino.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 09/19/2016 - 10:19
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Mon, 09/12/2016 - 15:26
Many families have enjoyed the beautiful summer days outside while walking and biking through our region. As students head back to school, why not continue this fun and healthy activity?
On September 6, dozens of families flocked to the 606 for the first ever Walk and Roll to School event on the Bloomingdale Trail.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:32
Manor Avenue on Chicago’s North Side is already a popular route for biking and walking, but its popularity is expected to soar once pieces of the Chicago River Trail fall into place to the south.
The half-mile long street — which runs at an angle between West Montrose Avenue and West Lawrence Avenue in the Ravenswood Manor neighborhood — hosts a handful of businesses, as well the Francisco Brown Line L station, while also connecting several parks — most notably Horner Park to the south and Ronan and River Parks to the north.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:44
While decades of projects show how upgrading and expanding public transit are strong economic investments, it’s still extremely difficult for cities like Chicago to fund major projects in today’s financial climate.
Now city officials are hopeful a new tool will allow transit agencies to leverage the economic benefits of transit investment to secure federal funds for major projects.