Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:41
Since adopting a Vision Zero goal in 2012 to eliminate all traffic fatalities by 2022, the City of Chicago has taken many steps to make our streets safer and save lives.
Unlike peer cities in the U.S. and around the world, this initial progress has been achieved without a multi-year action plan or more dedicated funding for safety improvements in the city budget.
Now it appears city leaders may be prepared to take these next critical next steps.
Submitted by Jalal Williams on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:53
This winter, Greenline Wheels in Oak Park is hosting a bi-weekly series of cycling clinics on various subjects.
The clinics, called Teach Me Tuesdays, will be held every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. starting January 5 and running through March 29. Each clinic will be about an hour long.
Here's the schedule:
Submitted by Jason Jenkins on Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:34
In the frigidly cold late evening hours on December 6, 2013, Hector Avalos, 28, a former marine and aspiring chef, was returning home by bike from his job at a River North restaurant in Chicago.
That same evening, Robert Vais, 54, an administrator at Stroger Hospital, was returning home in his white minivan after leaving a holiday party in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 11/09/2015 - 15:35
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 13:19
In a big victory for the active transportation community, the U.S.
Submitted by Jean Khut on Tue, 10/27/2015 - 13:32
To highlight some of the new streetscape improvements that were made in the 28th Ward -- including newly added bike lanes -- Alderman Jason Ervin and Active Trans recently hosted a community bike ride in the Garfield Park neighborhood.
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 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