Submitted by Maggie Melin on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:44
Last year, as part of the Bike Walk Every Town suburban advocacy program, the Active Transportation Alliance hosted several advocacy skills-building workshops.
We were privileged to cross paths with several dedicated leaders who have spent years working to improve walking, biking and transit conditions in their communities. We wanted to learn what motivated them to volunteer their time and persist through the oftentimes bumpy road of transportation advocacy.
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.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:31
Join TechNexus and the Active Transportation Alliance for a transportation talk about the latest trends in urban mobility and technology, and how these sectors can work together to affect positive change for the people of Chicago and its biggest economic drivers.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 01/09/2018 - 15:17
One of the highest priority transportation proposals in McHenry County has been a three-quarter mile multi-use trail along Bull Valley Road just south of the City of McHenry in the northwest suburbs.
This proposed trail extension that runs between Route 31 and the Illinois Prairie Path was also highlighted in the Active Transportation Alliance’s Trail Connect Chicagoland map, which envisions a continuous trail network in Northwest Illinois.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 01/05/2018 - 15:03
Happy new year to all! May your 2018 be filled with walks, runs and rides along the Lakefront Trail.
The Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail.
See what's going on in the month of January so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route. As winter weather consumes our city, there are fewer events to watch out for.
For regular updates about the Lakefront Trail, follow our Lakefront Trail Twitter page and the #chiLFT hashtag.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:44
Participatory budgeting (PB) is celebrating five years in Chicago! PB is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget.
Every year, each ward in the city of Chicago receives $1.3 million in "menu money" that is spent according to the discretion of the ward's alderman.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 12/15/2017 - 13:56
The coming new year provides a moment to pause and reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. With that in mind, here is Active Transportation Alliance’s top ten list of active transportation stories from 2017.
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.
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Thu, 12/14/2017 - 14:55
Growing up middle class in rural Pennsylvania, Katie Shaw Thompson never imagined life without a car.
Now a resident in the City of Elgin, Katie’s opinion on transportation, what’s possible and what should be possible, has shifted. Katie is a proud four-season bike commuter, a mother of two squirrely preschoolers, and an ordained pastor.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:27
Great progress towards a continuous Chicago River Trail happened in 2017. As the year winds down, we're grateful to share progress on many fronts and excited about opportunities in 2018 to move the trail closer to a reality.
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:56
The Village of Brookfield is now home to one of the first bicycle boulevards in the Chicagoland suburbs!
What exactly is a bicycle boulevard? Sometimes termed a "neighborhood greenway," a bike boulevard is a low-speed street that prioritizes bicycle traffic. Bicycle boulevards use signage, paint and other traffic calming features to create a safer, more comfortable environment for all road users.