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.
Submitted by Jalal Williams on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:53
This winter, Greenline Wheels in Oak Park is hosting a bi-weekly series of cycling clinics on various subjects.
The clinics, called Teach Me Tuesdays, will be held every other Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. starting January 5 and running through March 29. Each clinic will be about an hour long.
Here's the schedule:
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 11/18/2015 - 12:12
Starting Thursday, Chicagoland transit riders can download a mobile app to reload their transit cards, buy Metra mobile tickets and track nearby buses and trains.
The free Ventra app available on Apple and Android devices will make it easier for CTA and Pace riders to manage their Ventra accounts, but the biggest benefit is to Metra riders who are no longer required to purchase paper tickets.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 11/04/2015 - 13:19
In a big victory for the active transportation community, the U.S.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 14:01
Fall is budget season in the Chicago region and that means we've entered a critical stage in our Transit Future campaign with the Center for Neighborhood Technology(CNT). As talks continue with President Toni Preckwinkle and all 17 members of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, here are three ways you can help:
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 10/15/2015 - 14:51
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 10/13/2015 - 15:26
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 08/13/2015 - 17:18
The most opportunities to increase the number of people who ride transit to work in Cook County lies in the outer ring suburbs, where interchanges and disconnected towns leave residents with no choice but to spend hours each day stuck in traffic on the way to and from work.
Extending the Blue Line northwest through the I-90 Corridor to Schaumburg and west along I-88 to Oak Brook would go a long way toward solving that problem.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 09:15
Imagine if you could get from Midway to O’Hare in less than 40 minutes on public transit.
Currently, that trip takes well over an hour and involves transferring from the Orange to the Blue Line in the Loop before coming all the way back west towards O’Hare. Building the Airport Connector Express, one of 10 expansion projects in our Transit Future vision, could cut the travel time between Chicago’s two airports in half.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:25
As a 20-year resident of Oak Park, I’m excited to share a number of changes coming to Oak Park that will improve conditions for biking and walking.
Last week, the village board approved the Oak Park Neighborhood Greenways system as an addendum to its 2008 bike plan. Elements of the 2008 bike plan have already been adopted, such as significantly more and better bike parking near transit stations, bike lanes, wayfinding signs and creating a village government bike fleet.