Submitted by Ted Villaire on Fri, 12/21/2018 - 14:28
There were plenty of attention-grabbing developments among the top active transportation stories of 2018.
Some of these developments helped make our streets safer and more inviting for people using active transportation, while others were intended to give more people access to better transportation options.
Here they are. If we missed an important story, please let us know in the comments below.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 09:10
A coalition of 15 community-based organizations joined Active Trans in asking candidates for mayor and city council to support a set of policies that will make it safer and easier to walk, bike and ride transit in neighborhoods across Chicago.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:36
As executive director of the Active Transportation Alliance, I am excited to join Chicago’s New Mobility Task Force, which meets for the first time Oct. 25.
Cities are poised to become more livable and equitable by making it easier and cheaper to get around with fewer cars on our streets, and new mobility options have the potential to accelerate this change.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:14
Leaders from neighborhoods throughout the Chicago region agree that more state transportation dollars should be spent on biking and walking projects.
Submitted by Melody Geraci on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:38
Active Trans’ Kids on Wheels mobile bike fleets once again traveled the region this summer to provide on-bike education opportunities for youth.
Since 2013, these two 25-foot cargo trailers have trekked hundreds of miles and served thousands of kids in dozens of communities, offering the opportunity for students to learn valuable riding skills and techniques. It’s an especially important resource for communities where kids and families may not be able to afford to own a bike of their own.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Tue, 09/25/2018 - 15:11
After a series of fatalities and serious injuries, it’s clear Chicago must do more to protect people biking and walking near construction sites.
Submitted by W. Robert Schul... on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:36
Residents from neighborhoods across the city believe future leaders of Chicago should make it a priority to build out a network of safe biking and walking infrastructure and increase access to fast, frequent public transit service.
This is some of what we learned after hosting two Active Transportation Justice Dialogue events at St. John Berchman Chuch in Logan Square and the Chicago Urban League office in Bronzeville.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Mon, 09/10/2018 - 14:07
Would you like safer connections between Brighton Park, McKinley Park, Bridgeport and Pilsen, as well as better opportunities to bike, walk and take public transit in these communities?
If you're passionate about these issues, we need you to help us fight for this vision by registering for a leadership training 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept 27 at the YMCA in Pilsen -- located at 2700 S. Western Ave.
Click here to sign up for the Sept. 27 leadership workshop.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:36
A new analysis shows the Chicago region has grown more car dependent since 1980, and that a different approach is needed to create healthier, more sustainable and more equitable communities.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 08/01/2018 - 15:59
Cook County’s latest round of grant funding includes several exciting projects for people who walk, bike and ride transit in the city and suburbs.