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
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 Jean Khut on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:25
People living on the West Side of Chicago know how difficult it can be to get anywhere on public transportation. Residents who aren’t lucky enough to live near Metra or CTA train stations lack rapid transit options and are forced to rely on local buses.
A majority of the bus lines are on congested streets, causing a 30-minute trip to often take well over an hour.
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 Jason Jenkins on Wed, 08/05/2015 - 13:04
July 30th was PlayStreets Day and Active Trans was out in the neighborhoods having a ball!
PlayStreets, a Chicago Department of Public Health youth obesity prevention initiative, closes traffic to specific neighborhood streets for three or more hours to transform the community into safe, supervised play areas for families to stay active and healthy.