Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 06/25/2018 - 15:45
Mayor Emanuel’s proposal to incentivize housing development near high-ridership bus routes must prioritize on-site affordable units and come with upgrades to bus service.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:29
Before city leaders go any further in negotiations with Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build and operate express transit service from O’Hare to downtown, they should revisit who the project benefits and if the public-private partnership will slow progress on the region’s more pressing transit needs.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:23
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 16:32
Last week 10 civic and business organizations signed a letter to the city and state calling for dedicated transit lanes on North Lake Shore Drive.
As outlined in the letter, dedicated lanes would boost bus speed and reliability and get more people riding transit.
Bus riders already account for more than 20 percent of users on Lake Shore Drive every day while taking up a fraction of the space that cars do.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Thu, 03/29/2018 - 11:14
Active Trans is offering mini-grants to support community-based events during Chicago Bike Week (June 21 – 29, 2018).
This funding opportunity will award 3 – 6 grants of $500 – $1,000 dollars each.
Applicants are encouraged to be creative since there are no limitations on the types of events that may be supported (i.e. community bike rides, educational workshops, bike repair demos).
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 03/09/2018 - 16:27
Are you interested in fighting to improve bus service in your community? Then Active Trans would like to partner with you to advance our bus advocacy work!
In late 2017, Active Trans and our partners in the Back on the Bus Coalition released the Back on the Bus report, calling for three main service improvements to improve bus speed and reliability:
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:09
With primary election day two weeks away, the Active Transportation Alliance has released its 2018 Sustainable Transportation Voter Guide so constituents can learn about the views of candidates for governor on transit, walking and biking issues.
The voter guide is comprised of responses from gubernatorial candidates to a questionnaire Active Trans sent to all candidates last month.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:05
Active Trans has released its 2018 Illinois Sustainable Transportation Platform for the upcoming primary and general elections for governor and state legislature. The platform is based on input from Active Trans members, partner organizations, board, and staff.
The platform features specific action items to achieve progress on three core goals
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:05
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:46
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is completing a major reconstruction of the highly-trafficked corridor between Belmont Avenue and Logan Boulevard.
The goals for the project, according to CDOT, are to create public space, improve walkability, achieve Vision Zero by enhancing traffic safety and access to the area, and harmonize the various modes of transportation. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape this popular corridor.