Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 03/09/2017 - 16:18
The Village of Brookfield is making some good strides toward improving biking and walking in the community.
While these changes never happen overnight, this progress was apparent last week when more than 30 Brookfield residents attended a workshop to help develop the village’s active transportation plan.
Active transportation plans are important for communities because they provide a path forward for a connected transportation network that serves everyone who uses local streets, regardless of their ability and how they happen to get around.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Thu, 03/09/2017 - 14:15
Part of the task of building a continuous Chicago River Trail means ensuring that other local trails connect to it and ensuring that access from local streets is safe and easy.
We took a step in the direction of creating a well connected Chicago River Trail recently when Chicago residents called on the city to finish the Weber Spur Trail on the city's Northwest Side.
The Weber Spur Trail (depicted on the map in the straight dotted line) will provide a key link to the river trail.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Mon, 03/06/2017 - 10:40
With suburban municipal elections around the region less than a month away on April 4, it's a good time to ask: Where do my candidates stand on biking, walking and transportation?
Active Trans is contacting candidates for mayor and village president from 200+ municipalities and requesting that they complete our Suburban Municipal Candidate Questionnaire to educate voters on their views related to active transportation issues.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:07
Last week at the Active Trans Awards Reception a couple hundred people turned out to support the movement for healthier, cleaner transportation options in Chicagoland.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:14
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Mon, 02/20/2017 - 09:14
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 02/09/2017 - 15:32
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 10:02
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 11:10
Our regional commuter rail network is getting a major expansion in Northwest Indiana thanks to the West Lake Corridor Project, also known as the South Shore Line extension.
Led by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), the project is expected to be transformative for the region’s transportation accessibility and economic development.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Fri, 12/16/2016 - 11:46
The coming new year provides a moment to pause and reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. With that in mind, here's our list of the top ten active transportation stories from 2016.
As you browse through these, be sure to savor the successes — especially if you’re one of the many people who helped make them happen.