Submitted by Maggie Melin on Tue, 07/24/2018 - 15:53
At this year’s Illinois Bike Summit hosted by Ride Illinois, Active Trans board member and Chicago Heights resident Larry Mysz was given the prestigious Illinois Educator Award.
The award was well deserved. As a bicycle advocate and educator over the last two decades, Larry has touched the lives of thousands of people, inspiring many to seriously consider the bicycle as a mode of transportation for everyday use, even in the suburbs.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 07/23/2018 - 11:09
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) finally has a plan to make all its rail stations accessible. Unfortunately, however, only a small portion of the work is funded.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:51
The needs of people biking and walking on Chicago's Southeast Side have been ignored for too long. In an effort to change that, community advocates are now ramping up the pressure on local elected officials.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 07/17/2018 - 11:03
Transit riders have spoken up throughout the planning process for the reconstruction of North Lake Shore Drive and that support is starting to show up in the project design.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:15
Active Trans was thrilled to be able to offer financial support to bring Bike Week into additional communities throughout Chicago this year.
Thanks to financial support from Google, Active Trans provided four grants to community groups so that they could host Bike Week encouragement and educational events.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 07/13/2018 - 11:10
Reports indicate the City of Chicago’s dockless bike-sharing pilot program is off to a slow start, and the city should consider changes to the program to ensure it generates useful data.
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 07/12/2018 - 14:37
In 2017, Active Trans and our partners from the Back on the Bus Coalition published the Back on the Bus report. This report found that bus ridership in the city was dropping and that the way to increase bus ridership was to focus on improving bus speed and reliability.
To reverse this trend, three recommendations were given:
Submitted by su-administrator on Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:13
Chicago's Chinatown has been touted as one of the only Chinatowns in the U.S. that is growing. Indeed, over the past several years, Chinese Americans have moved beyond Chinatown's core within Armour Square and into "Greater Chinatown."
While Chicago's Chinatown is a vibrant neighborhood and great place to live, it’s also long overdue for active transportation investments.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 07/10/2018 - 15:20
Another important bike safety bill has arrived on Governor Rauner's desk and we need your help to make sure it's signed into law.
The Bike Walk Education in Schools Act (HB 4799) passed the Illinois House and Senate with strong bipartisan majorities and awaits the governor's signature.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 14:00
Belmont Cragin residents are eager to see better biking infrastructure in their neighborhood. This desire was clearly on display on a recent weekend when 80 people came out to the Bike 4 Belmont Cragin ride organized by the Northwest Side Housing Center (NWSHC) and Active Trans.