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 Ron Burke on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 09:05
School districts across Illinois are working to meet a new requirement to teach biking and walking safety while celebrating national Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 10.
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Thu, 10/04/2018 - 17:22
Do you want better walking, biking and transit options in your community?
For people who walk, bike or ride transit in the suburbs, our transportation system is often neither safe nor welcoming.
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Thu, 10/04/2018 - 11:43
Longtime bicycling advocate Terry Witt is leading the charge to fill in a significant regional trail gap through the Village of Bartlett.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 10/03/2018 - 14:30
Despite endless media coverage about the dangers of distracted walking, a new analysis shows only a small fraction of the pedestrians struck by cars in Illinois were using a cell phone.
From 2013 to 2016 in Illinois, less than 2 percent of pedestrians hit by cars were using cell phones at the time of the crash.
Let’s stop blaming victims and focus on the real problem.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Tue, 10/02/2018 - 14:33
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 09/28/2018 - 12:35
Each year people throughout Illinois are discovering walking and biking as options for every day transportation, unleashing health, environmental, and economic benefits in communities across the state.
Despite this growth, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) invests very few state dollars on infrastructure projects to improve conditions for walking and biking.
Meanwhile, vast amounts of IDOT funds pour into road projects that benefit drivers and often lead to more congestion, pollution and inequity.
Submitted by Melody Geraci on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:38
Active Trans’ Kids on Wheels mobile bike fleets once again traveled the region this summer to provide on-bike education opportunities for youth.
Since 2013, these two 25-foot cargo trailers have trekked hundreds of miles and served thousands of kids in dozens of communities, offering the opportunity for students to learn valuable riding skills and techniques. It’s an especially important resource for communities where kids and families may not be able to afford to own a bike of their own.
Submitted by Barb Cornew on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 11:08
With many threats and opportunities looming in Washington, D.C., decisions by the next U.S. Congress will shape the future of biking, walking and public transit in the Chicago region for years to come.
To educate candidates and voters about federal transportation priorities for the next Congress, Active Trans partnered with the League of American Bicyclists on a seven-question candidate questionnaire.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Wed, 09/26/2018 - 10:03
People who scoff at the cost of the Red Line Extension ($2+ billion) shouldn’t overlook the significant social and economic benefits it would deliver to several of the most isolated and disinvested communities in the city.