Submitted by Ted Villaire on Thu, 05/31/2018 - 16:35
Every day in Illinois, an average of 5 kids are hit by drivers of motor vehicles within one block of a school, and more are hit beyond the school zones.
A bill that would help address this tragic daily occurrence while encouraging more walking and biking has passed the Illinois Senate and now heads to Governor Bruce Rauner for approval.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:49
The Active Transportation Alliance compiles a list of events happening each month along the Lakefront Trail. See what's going on in the month of June so you can better plan your walking, biking or running route. This month will be busy!
For regular updates about the Lakefront Trail, follow our Lakefront Trail Twitter page and the #chiLFT hashtag.
NOTE: For updates on the Lakefront Trail separation construction, visit the Chicago Park District’s page.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:03
Did you know that 17 of the Chicago River's 27 miles will have trails by the end of 2018?
With trails taking shape as quickly as they are, it's urgent we push for improvements that create safe walking and biking options for accessing the river.
One area where we're working on better access to the Chicago River Trail is on Logan Blvd. from Rockwell Ave. to Lathrop Homes.
If you've ever biked or walked along this stretch, you know how perilous it can be for people walking and biking.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 16:23
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 04/23/2018 - 13:30
Illinois crash data shows nearly five children are hit by people driving every day in Illinois while walking or biking within one block of a school.
Yet Illinois’ School Code requires automobile safety education, but there isn’t a requirement that education includes instruction on how to bike and walk safely. Active Trans is working with our allies across the state to change that.
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 Ron Burke on Thu, 04/19/2018 - 10:50
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:07
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:56
Seven years ago, Dave Simmons from Elk Grove Village decided to turn his passion for riding bikes into a non-profit with a mission to get more people on their bikes. Through Friends of Cycling in Elk Grove (FCEG), Dave is determined to see more people riding not only for recreation, but also for transportation – to school, to work, to the grocery store, and beyond.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Tue, 04/10/2018 - 13:49
Two bills that would strengthen education and awareness of the growing number of people bicycling in Illinois passed out of committee in Springfield on Tuesday.
One bill would add the Dutch Reach method to Illinois’ Rules of the Road manual and add bike safety questions to the state driver’s license exam.
The Dutch Reach method encourages drivers and passengers to use their far hand and reach across their body to open car doors after parallel parking, forcing people to look back for approaching cyclists and other traffic before exiting the car.