South Suburbs

New campaign aims to improve safety

Crossing a busy street is an everyday activity for most local residents, but too often it’s also one of the most dangerous things they’ll do all day.

That’s why we’re excited to be launching Safe Crossings, a pedestrian-focused campaign designed to raise awareness about intersection safety and work with community partners to push for more dedicated funding for pedestrian improvements throughout Chicagoland.

New footbridge allows University Park kids to walk to school again

The village of University Park, in the far south suburbs of Chicago, recently installed a new pedestrian bridge that will make a big difference in the community.

 
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The bridge will make it easier for children to get to their schools on bikes and on foot and eliminate an unnecessary bus route, saving the Crete-Monee School District thousands of dollars each year.

Active Trans helps suburbs build Family-Friendly Bikeways

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.

Bike Walk Every Town

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.

Homewood bike network rolls forward

The Village of Homewood has installed bikeways throughout the community.

Riverdale…Chicago’s connection to the south

After working with Active Trans for the past year on creating an active transportation plan and a Complete Streets policy, the Riverdale Village Board unanimously approved these two initiatives.

Come to a Midlothian community input meeting

Do you live or work in Midlothian? If so, your input is needed on future walking and biking options in the community.

Big thumbs up for Tinley Park’s active transportation plan

Tinley Park’s Village Board passed its active transportation plan this week with flying colors.

Millennium Reserve will fill the gap

This past Friday morning, I stood on the 11th floor of the USA Bank building, that icon of the Bishop Ford at 111th St.—with at least a 30-mile view of the patchy, sometimes flowering, someti