Submitted by Ron Burke on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:39
Chicagoland’s new regional plan, called “ON TO 2050,” has plenty of good ideas on paper to tackle the problem of too many cars and traffic crashes, but it lacks the mechanisms, funding and leadership to actually implement a new mobility future and move away from the car-centric status quo.
The plan was prepared and approved by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), which is run by a collection of committees comprised of representatives of local, state, regional and federal governments.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:34
Advancing a continuous Chicago River Trail that improves the quality of life for all city residents is not an easy task.
The river spans nine aldermanic districts; usage varies from recreational to heavily industrial in stretches; and the quality of access points varies greatly.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:07
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:54
The idea of creating safe and easy access to and from the growing network of trails along the Chicago River gets us excited.
What makes us even more excited is when improving access to the river also creates an opportunity to address long-standing concerns of our members and supporters.
That's exactly what's happening in our quest to improve conditions for people walking and biking between Logan Boulevard and new river trail segments near Lathrop Homes.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:27
Great progress towards a continuous Chicago River Trail happened in 2017. As the year winds down, we're grateful to share progress on many fronts and excited about opportunities in 2018 to move the trail closer to a reality.
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 13:56
The Village of Brookfield is now home to one of the first bicycle boulevards in the Chicagoland suburbs!
What exactly is a bicycle boulevard? Sometimes termed a "neighborhood greenway," a bike boulevard is a low-speed street that prioritizes bicycle traffic. Bicycle boulevards use signage, paint and other traffic calming features to create a safer, more comfortable environment for all road users.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:27
Biking, walking and jogging enthusiasts enjoyed a big victory yesterday when the city announced a new trail, the 312 RiverRun, and broke ground on what will be the breathtaking Riverview Bridge (pictured).
The "3-1-2" RiverRun trail will connect three city parks via one bicycle and pedestrian path for two miles.
It'll be great for city residents to have safe and easy access to the green spaces of Clark, California, and Horner Parks, all lining the river.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:39
Last week, Active Trans joined a passionate rally held by the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) to show our support for the 606 affordable housing ordinance.
The event began with residents giving testimonies at Humboldt Park United Methodist Church (pictured) and concluded with a powerful demonstration on the 606 trail.
As we promote trail projects, it has become clear that more affordable housing units are needed to ensure residents with low or fixed incomes are not displaced by increased property values.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Thu, 07/06/2017 - 13:56
UPDATE: The ordinance requiring city contractors to install low cost safety equipment on large trucks was approved by City Council on July 26, 2017. Active Trans commends this step towards making Chicago safer for all.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 06/30/2017 - 15:32