Submitted by su-administrator on Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:25
Strong turnout at last week’s open house on the reconstruction of North Lake Shore Drive shows Chicagoans are committed to a bold vision for the project that serves the needs of everyone who uses our lakefront.
More than 330 people – including several Active Trans supporters – attended the meeting last Tuesday at the Drake Hotel, sparking lots of dialogue about how to make our lakefront more safe, convenient and accessible.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:48
Three thousand pedestrians are hit by motor vehicles in Chicago annually, resulting in around 30 deaths a year. Seven to eight Chicago pedestrians suffer a traffic-related injury every day.
These are the grim statistics that the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hoping to change with a new pedestrian safety campaign. The new campaign is part of CDOT’s “Zero in Ten” goal, a plan to eliminate all pedestrian fatalities in the city within 10 years.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 07/01/2014 - 10:47
Back in 2010-11 when Active Trans asked Chicago mayoral candidates to support a 100-mile network of protected bike lanes by 2015, many scoffed. That may fly in Europe, we were told, but this is Chicago. Cars are king and cyclists are lucky to get a white stripe between themselves and cars.
But Mayor Rahm Emanuel loved the idea and so did his Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner, Gabe Klein. Within 30 days of Emanuel’s inauguration, the city’s first protected bike lane was installed on Kinzie St.
Submitted by su-administrator on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 14:43
A recent Tribune story about Chicago bike lanes zeroed in on problems with the advanced bike lane on Lake St., which currently runs from Damen to Central Park and is scheduled for an extension to Austin Blvd.
I ride this corridor a lot to and from Oak Park where I live, and I often avoid the Lake St. lane because the glass and debris problem is so prodigious.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:08
Six members of Congress from the Chicago region recently urged Congressional leadership to restore equity to the widely popular commuter benefit that currently favors drivers over those who ride public transit to work in Chicago and across the country.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 14:16
Congratulations to the Village of Wheeling for adopting an active transportation plan!
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 18:06
The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) plans to put 3,000 bikes into use in Chicago’s bike share network starting in spring 2013, with a goal of adding 1,000 more after the roll
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 11:43
For months now Active Trans has been chomping at the bit for the launch of Chicago’s new, world-class bike-sharing program.
Submitted by su-administrator on Tue, 07/24/2012 - 13:23
Active Transportation Alliance is proud to announce the publication of our new design manual, Complete Streets, Complete Networks.