west surburbs

Mobilizing suburban advocates

The time has come for suburban Chicago communities to boost their game when it comes to improving walkability, bikeability and transit.

In pursuit of these goals, 65 advocates from 44 villages and cities around Chicagoland recently joined Active Trans for our inaugural Bike Walk Every Town suburban advocacy summits.

Suburban updates from around the region

The latest suburban news on biking, walking and transit issues in your community is here!

New effort aims to improve biking & walking in suburbs

In most suburban communities, getting around on a bicycle and on foot is often difficult and sometimes treacherous. As a result, many people who would like to bike and walk more often tend to avoid doing so.

The good news is that we can change this.

We can create suburban communities that have high-quality, low-stress bike lanes, sidewalks and multi-use trails that could connect you to local shops, work, school and neighboring communities.

Better trail connections in DuPage County

Several of our supporters recently attended DuPage County’s public meeting about changes coming to the Illinois Prairie Path.

Training the next generation of people biking

A group of teenagers in the western suburbs just enhanced their bicycling knowledge and received their very own bicycles in the process when they completed the inaugural Youth Earn A Bike Program from Greenline Wheels. Greenline Wheels is a nonprofit managed by Active Trans that promotes bicycling as a sustainable and affordable form of transportation and offers bike education programs.

Greenline Wheels

Greenline Wheels, an L3C non-profit, seeks to contribute to the vibrancy of Oak Park/River Forest by promoting cycling as a sustainable and affordable transportation, as well as provide quality youth and adult bike education programs. 

We teach bike safety with in-school and out-of-school bike safety training for students. And we support a more bicycle friendly community by: