Submitted by Erin McMillan on Fri, 04/10/2015 - 14:39
We’ve recently had some parents and school officials share with us stories about unsafe streets near schools.
Unfortunately, the dangerous conditions they describe are all too common.
No sidewalks. Fast moving traffic. Dangerous crossings. Sound familiar?
For too many Illinois children, these are the unacceptable conditions they encounter every day while walking or biking to school.
Unsafe streets put our kids at risk of not only traumatic injuries, but a lack of physical activity and the associated dangers, such as obesity and chronic disease.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:03
As voters in Chicago prepare to vote in runoff elections on April 7 for mayor and 19 city council seats, suburban voters will go to the polls that same day to elect leaders with the potential to shape the future of biking, walking and public transit in the suburbs.
Based on input from our members and supporters throughout the region, we have released our 2015 Suburban Active Transportation Platform.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 10:36
Our Executive Director Ron Burke has a strong op-ed in today's Crain's Chicago Business about Governor Rauner's proposed transit cuts:
"With more Chicagoans of all ages choosing to ride transit every year, we should be investing more to build a transit system that better serves our neighborhoods and connects people to job centers in the city and suburbs, rather than slashing funding for an already underfunded system."
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 13:29
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:44
Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:57
That walking and biking takes a back seat to driving in most cities is never more apparent than after a good snowfall. Even in downtown Chicago, where people moving on foot vastly outnumber those in cars, the streets generally get cleared before the sidewalks.
Making matters worse is the accumulation of snow removed from streets that blocks sidewalks and bike lanes.
Like streets, sidewalks in front of homes and businesses are public spaces. Unlike streets, however, most cities rely on private citizens to clear sidewalks.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:32
With election day three weeks away, we’ve released our 2015 Active Transportation Voter Guide so Chicago voters can learn about the views of candidates in their ward on walking, biking and public transit issues.
The voter guide is composed of responses from mayoral and aldermanic candidates to a questionnaire we sent to all candidates.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:02
Hundreds of winter cyclists descended upon Daley Plaza Friday morning to celebrate Winter Bike to Work Day and the first ever Roll the Cold Bike Challenge.
Winter Bike to Work Day commemorates the coldest day in Chicago history -- January 20, 1985 -- when the temperature dropped to 27 degrees below zero.
Ronit Bezalel of The Chainlink was also there to capture the celebration. You can view her photos here.
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:40
The North Suburbs include north suburban Cook County, as well as Lake and McHenry counties.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:35
On Tuesday Pace – the suburban bus division of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) – unveiled a proposal it has submitted to the federal government to “change the suburban transit environment” with expanded bus rapid transit (BRT) service.