Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:32
The Evanston City Council recently adopted a Bike Plan Update that has the potential to establish Evanston as one of the most bike-friendly cities in America. If fully realized, the plan will provide a model for communities across our region looking to create family-friendly bikeways.
But this outcome cannot be taken for granted and strong advocacy is needed right now to ensure this exciting vision moves from plan to reality.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:25
Evanston City Council members unfortunately delayed voting on a new bike plan at a recent council meeting.
Most residents spoke in support of the plan, but several objected to the proposed extension of the Davis Street bike lane through their neighborhood.
Residents raised concerns about the lane increasing traffic congestion and impacting the historic character of the area. They also offered alternative streets for the route.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:57
Last week, Wayne Township residents and elected officials came together to brainstorm ideas for making the six-community area in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs safer and more accessible for cyclists.
The enthusiastic crowd identified opportunities for new side paths, trail connections, on-street bicycle lanes and signage pointing the way to shops and downtowns.
Residents enjoy riding the trails in the area – such as the Illinois Prairie Path – but expressed frustration about “not being able to get to them.”
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 16:09
Three-foot-wide striped bike lanes and “share the road” markings may provide enough security for the 10 percent of people who are already strong and confident cyclists.
But what about the other 90 percent of people -- those who need more protection from cars in order to cycle without feeling anxious?
Active Trans believes that providing these 90 percent with “next-generation” bike facilities will increase confidence and allow for safer, more frequent cycling trips.
That’s the focus of our newest campaign, Family-Friendly Bikeways.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 06:14
What is Bike Walk Every Town?
Walkable communities, high quality bike lanes and easy-to-use public transportation: These are not pipe dreams, but attainable goals that will make our region cleaner, healthier and more livable.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 14:16
Congratulations to the Village of Wheeling for adopting an active transportation plan!
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 06/19/2012 - 10:06
Last week, Bike to Work Week swept through the Northern Suburbs. It was perfect weather for celebrating all the active folks commuting by bikes and taking transit.