Submitted by Maggie Melin on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 13:04
The time has come for suburban Chicago communities to boost their game when it comes to improving walkability, bikeability and transit.
In pursuit of these goals, 65 advocates from 44 villages and cities around Chicagoland recently joined Active Trans for our inaugural Bike Walk Every Town suburban advocacy summits.
Submitted by Ami Schwartz on Tue, 09/19/2017 - 15:38
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Thu, 09/07/2017 - 13:58
The latest suburban news on biking, walking and transit issues in your community is here!
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Wed, 08/16/2017 - 14:56
In most suburban communities, getting around on a bicycle and on foot is often difficult and sometimes treacherous. As a result, many people who would like to bike and walk more often tend to avoid doing so.
The good news is that we can change this.
We can create suburban communities that have high-quality, low-stress bike lanes, sidewalks and multi-use trails that could connect you to local shops, work, school and neighboring communities.
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:26
Several of our supporters recently attended DuPage County’s public meeting about changes coming to the Illinois Prairie Path.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:49
People who bike in Chicago's suburbs know that the vast majority of suburban towns don't feel safe or welcoming for people on two wheels.
Super-sized streets with relentless traffic make people feel boxed in and cut off while biking. And this is especially true if you’re someone with minimal cycling experience.
Thankfully, there are exceptions — suburbs that are starting to make progress in building biking infrastructure.
Submitted by Jalal Williams on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:53
Teaching kids bike safety has a variety of positive effects. When kids regularly practice safe cycling, the streets become safer in the communities they live and travel through.
At the high school level, when you introduce — or reinforce — bike safety, you present key skills and information at a time when young people are more likely to ride a bike for transportation instead of pure recreation.
Also, when these teenagers eventually get behind the wheel of a car, they’re more likely to treat people biking with respect and courtesy.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 13:35
Yet again, a state agency is adding lanes to a busy highway with hopes of relieving traffic congestion.
This week the Illinois Tollway announced it will move forward with planning for a $4 billion expansion project on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street. It’s the latest in an alarming trend of spending billions of dollars to add capacity to major roadways in Chicagoland.
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 Jackie Blair on Wed, 03/22/2017 - 17:06