Submitted by Ron Burke on Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:49
After announcing our first Vision Zero Chicago Summit last week, Active Transportation Alliance heard from several community leaders who were concerned the event wouldn’t be inclusive.
While our intention was always to have a strong community presence at the event and include speakers from communities of color, we didn't communicate that with the initial invitation, and didn't connect with key leaders prior to releasing the date and draft agenda.
Submitted by Ami Schwartz on Wed, 08/02/2017 - 16:04
Each year for the Bike Commuter Challenge, team leaders from organizations around Chicagoland recruit their colleagues to compete in the big bike commuting event.
This year's event, presented by Freeman Kevenides Law, was held for TWO weeks, allowing more trips logged and more competition.
Midway through the challenge Active Trans with SRAM and World Bicycle Relief, hosted Rock the Rooftop, a fun party that took place on the roof of the building SRAM occupies.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Mon, 07/31/2017 - 11:01
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Thu, 07/27/2017 - 16:39
The Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail.
See what's going on in the month of August so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route.
For regular updates about the Lakefront Trail, follow our Lakefront Trail Twitter page and the #chiLFT hashtag.
NOTE: North Ave. Beach Pedestrian Bridge temporary closure will be extended thru Friday, August 4th.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:30
Join us Sunday, July 30 for a bike expedition from Chicago's North Side to Bridgeport to watch the Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians at Guaranteed Rate Field.
Riders will meet at the Lincoln Park Conservatory at 11:30 a.m. to bike 9 miles (about 50 minutes) along the Lakefront Trail. The game starts at 1:10 pm. All ages are welcome.
Bring cash for beers and brats as well as a U-Lock and sunscreen
The registration price includes the tickets to the game.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 07/03/2017 - 10:43
More than 60 people showed up at Arc’Teryx Chicago in Wicker Park to rally for a safer Milwaukee Avenue on a recent humid evening.
Changes to make this corridor crash free are long overdue. As one of the busiest streets for walking and biking in Chicago, Milwaukee Ave. has had an unacceptably high crash rate between 2011 and 2015, with 195 crashes that resulted in people biking getting injured and 56 pedestrians getting injured, along with one pedestrian fatality.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:18
Postponed--stay tuned for more information about the rescheduled date.
Join us as we combine three favorite things for many people: bikes, boulevards and beer!
Submitted by Ami Schwartz on Fri, 06/16/2017 - 13:10
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 Maya Norris on Tue, 03/07/2017 - 10:16
Dan Schreiner didn’t just win the 2017 Winter Bike Challenge. He crushed it. The 34-year-old husband and father of two, who works in the financial services industry, racked up an impressive 48 trips and cycled 1,001.62 miles in spite of the freezing temperatures and icy roads to win the 3rd annual event hosted by the Active Transportation Alliance.