Submitted by Steve Simmons on Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:21
Can you imagine having trail access to Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and the suburbs as a bicyclist or runner?
Did you know the Chicago River already has 13.2 miles of trails for biking and walking and that the city will complete an additional 1.7 trail miles in 2017?
We couldn’t be more excited for the next steps in the campaign to build a continuous Chicago River Trail. It's energizing to think about the river trail's potential to promote the city's cultural life.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Wed, 04/12/2017 - 14:26
Creating safe and easy access to Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and showcasing cultural assets are key goals of the River Trail campaign.
Our plan for a Chicago River Trail is driven by the idea that more Chicago neighborhoods need better access to recreation options and healthy transportation infrastructure.
One of the many neighborhoods in the city that would benefit from a continuous Chicago River Trail is Chinatown.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Tue, 04/11/2017 - 14:42
The idea of a river trail is not a new one. At least as far back as Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan for Chicago, concepts for riverfront promenades and other public spaces have been a part of the public discourse in Chicago.
But thanks to recent initiatives, like the City of Chicago's Our Great Rivers vision, buzz about a continuous Chicago River Trail has emerged once again.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 04/11/2017 - 14:12
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 04/06/2017 - 15:10
A new 14-mile multi-use trail is under development along Sauk Trail in the South Suburbs. The Sauk Trail Preservation Path will run through Lynwood, Sauk Village, South Chicago Heights, Park Forest, Richton Park and Steger.
All six municipalities are working with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and Active Trans to create a plan for trail development. Initial discussions about the trail include planning for improved road crossings and connectivity between neighborhoods.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Wed, 04/05/2017 - 11:19
Imagine bicycling or walking along the Chicago River in the presence of beautiful trees and lush green vegetation. Along the trail you encounter turtles and butterflies and hear birds chirping in the warm sunlight.
Wouldn’t it be great to bicycle and run along the river in such a scenic environment? A step toward bringing more of this vision to Chicago happened at a recent public meeting at River Park in the Albany Park neighborhood.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Tue, 04/04/2017 - 15:40
Since last year, the Chicago Park District has been leading a public planning effort to connect seven existing and planned open space areas on the far South Side of Chicago.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/03/2017 - 09:58
Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail. See what's going on in the month of April so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route.
For more information on conditions on the Lakefront Trail, check out our Twitter page.
Saturday, April 8
Submitted by Hanna Kite on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 13:28
Last summer and fall, Active Trans partnered up with a handful of suburban Cook County municipalities to host pop-up complete streets events.
The events used everyday materials, such as duct tape, tar paper, plants and house paint to create temporary complete streets facilities – crosswalks, bicycle lanes, roundabouts and other features to slow down vehicle traffic and improve safety for people walking and bicycling.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 03/27/2017 - 15:56
This week the City of Chicago released more information about its upcoming Vision Zero Action Plan.
Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld made the case for Vision Zero in a speech at City Club on Monday.