Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:37
Though the 2014–15 winter hasn’t (yet) been as cold as 2014’s Chiberia or as snowy as 2011’s Snowpocalypse, the freeze-thaw cycles our region experiences each winter mean that potholes are inevitable.
The good news: Earlier this week, Chicago Department of Transportation released a list of 61 miles of arterial streets to be repaved as part of the city’s new annual standard of repaving at least 300 miles of roads!
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:24
As a supporter of the Active Transportation Alliance, you’re most likely familiar with the idea of Complete Streets, the design approach that requires streets to be designed for safe, convenient use by users of all ages, abilities and modes of transportation.
A great pairing to Complete Streets is the philosophy of placemaking, a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates community building and neighborhood identity into designing community spaces.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 13:25
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 12/01/2014 - 10:17
The League of American Bicyclists recently announced its Fall 2014 list of Bike Friendly Communities (BFC), with Elgin and Urbana netting new honors.
Elgin received an Honorable Mention and Urbana leapt from Bonze to Gold level. (Elgin also received an Active Trans award this year for the outstanding renovation of its Riverside Drive Promenade and bike path.)
The Bicycle Friendly Community program provides a roadmap to improve accommodations for bicycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation.
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 16:39
For decades transportation planning in Cook County has focused largely on moving cars as quickly as possible through our streets, but it looks like that approach may be changing at last.
The county is currently in the second year of a three-year process to develop a Long Range Transportation Plan. This plan will guide the design and implementation of transportation projects in the region.
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:35
Calling all trail riders!
The Forest Preserve District of Cook County (FPDCC) is holding its 2015 budget hearing on November 18, and we need enthusiastic trail users to make the case for more safe, convenient and accessible trails.
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 17:25
In its proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Program and Budget, Metra announced it's prepared, if necessary, to implement a ten-year plan for regular fare increases to fund not only its day-to-day operations, but also to begin the long slog to finally address their $8.6 billion backlog of and on-going annual infrastructure needs.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:44
Active Trans is excited to be working with Wayne Township officials to develop a comprehensive bike plan that should be completed by the end of this year.
Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:48
The votes have been cast, but this battle is far from over.
On October 9, the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Policy Committee, which oversees and approves federal funding in the state, voted to move the GO TO 2040 regional plan forward with the Illiana Expressway still included.
This followed a vote a day earlier by the board of Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) not to approve the regional plan because it still includes the politically charged Illiana.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:56
As criticism of the ill-conceived Illiana Tollway project mounts, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) board and policy committee will hold two critical votes this week to determine whether the 50-mile, four-lane Will County highway should remain in the GO TO 2040 regional plan.