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 Tue, 08/09/2016 - 12:05
The Illinois and Michigan Canal State Trail runs along the historic canal that was built in the mid-1800s to help connect the east coast to the Gulf of Mexico for commercial trade.
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Tue, 07/19/2016 - 10:23
Looking for a comfortable bike route between Chicago and Indiana? Look no further! The 2016 Northwest Indiana Regional Greenways & Blueways map has just been released for free to the public.
This past winter and spring, staff at Active Trans worked with the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) to update and revamp its 2012 map for people who bike, hike and paddle.
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 Jean Khut on Thu, 05/26/2016 - 17:20
Rail systems are a fast, often preferable transit option for many people, but building them is time consuming and costly. Bus rapid transit (BRT) offers the experience of rail in the form of four wheels.
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 Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 05/17/2016 - 17:27
For decades, South Chicagoland residents and transit experts have recognized the potential benefits of enhancing service along the Metra Electric District (MED) line. Now, after many years, there’s a renewed effort encouraging Metra to commit to improvements.
Active Trans has joined more than a dozen community groups from the South Side and South Suburbs as part of the Coalition for a Modern Metra Electric (CMME).
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Mon, 04/04/2016 - 00:00
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 02/11/2016 - 15:02
Every trail needs a staunch advocate. For the Major Taylor Trail on Chicago's South Side, Peter Taylor has played that role for many years.
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).