Submitted by Jackie Blair on Thu, 08/18/2016 - 16:44
Curious about what Active Trans is working on in your community? Now you have an easy way of finding out through our new In Your Community quarterly e-newsletters, which launched this week.
The e-newsletters offer a quick read on issues related to bicycling, walking and transit in six Chicagoland regions.
Submitted by Jackie Blair on Mon, 07/18/2016 - 15:31
Last year, Active Trans worked with hundreds of members and supporters throughout the City of Chicago to develop our vision for the future of biking in the city, called Bikeways for All.
This summer we’re building off of that work and compiling all the best practices and priorities for improving biking in Suburban Chicago.
Our Suburban Bikeways for All report will lay the foundation for the future of our bikeways advocacy in our region’s diverse suburban communities.
Submitted by Jason Jenkins on Fri, 07/01/2016 - 16:47
Started in spring of 2014, Kids on Wheels is the Active Transportation Alliance’s flagship bike safety educational program for school-aged children in the Chicagoland.
While we know that safe bicycling is best taught through doing, often we have found that schools are unable to commit to sustained programming as a result of the logistical challenges inherent to putting students on bikes.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 06/14/2016 - 13:08
Protected bike lanes (PBLs) are for more than just Chicago and directly-adjacent suburbs.
Aurora, welcome to the (growing) club!
On May 13, the City of Aurora officially opened a half-mile of curb-protected PBLs on River St.
The new bikeway serves those biking for transportation and closes the last major gap in the 60+ mile Fox River Trail network.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 17:24
Hundreds of people enjoyed the spring weather over the weekend for the Village of Brookfield’s inaugural Bike Brookfield event.
The event -- which included a kids ride, a 5K/10K community ride and an after party with live music and raffle prizes from area businesses -- drew people from all parts of the community and all ages, along with visitors from nearby suburbs and Chicago.
Submitted by Jalal Williams on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 00:00
Active Trans and Greenline Wheels just wrapped up a new two-week on-bike education program for students at Oak Park/River Forest High School.
The program was partly the result of input from concerned residents and teachers in the OPRF community.
The program’s goals are to:
Submitted by Jean Khut on Tue, 02/23/2016 - 00:00
Active Trans’ Safe Routes for Healthy Kids campaign focuses on making walking and biking to school better for kids across the state of Illinois.
We work with parents, students, teachers and other allies to champion improvements to the state’s Safe Routes to School program.
From communities across Illinois, everyone has a story to tell.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 15:14
Last week Governor Rauner announced a proposal to add managed travel lanes to Interstate 55 under a public private partnership.
If approved by the Illinois General Assembly, the project would add at least one lane in each direction to I-55 between Interstate 355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) and Interstate 90/94 (Dan Ryan Expressway).
Submitted by Jean Khut on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 13:52
Active Trans’ Safe Routes for Healthy Kids campaign aims to make communities safer for kids to live healthy, active lifestyles.
Throughout the Chicago region, many of them aren’t able to walk and bike to school due to poorly designed streets. In the western suburb of Batavia, a group of local advocates made it a mission to change this.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 14:24
Across much of Chicago and through its western suburbs, North Ave. is one of those dreaded major arterial roads.
The state-owned, super-sized street is designed to move as many cars as possible as quickly as possible, regardless of the impact on people walking, biking and riding transit.
Now we may have an opportunity to change that and make North Ave. safer for everyone.