Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Fri, 09/14/2018 - 15:28
With a wide-open race for Chicago's mayor and several competitive races for Chicago City Council, it will be critical to highlight Chicago's most pressing transportation issues among candidates and voters in the 2019 election.
Submitted by W. Robert Schul... on Wed, 09/12/2018 - 14:36
Residents from neighborhoods across the city believe future leaders of Chicago should make it a priority to build out a network of safe biking and walking infrastructure and increase access to fast, frequent public transit service.
This is some of what we learned after hosting two Active Transportation Justice Dialogue events at St. John Berchman Chuch in Logan Square and the Chicago Urban League office in Bronzeville.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 09/10/2018 - 13:24
Another bicycle crash on Lower Lake Shore Drive has drawn attention to several persistent safety issues for people biking and walking on this congested stretch of the Lakefront Trail.
Submitted by Matt Gomez on Fri, 09/07/2018 - 14:17
Despite a growing awareness of the long list of benefits that trails can provide to communities, many trails in Chicagoland continue to be poorly maintained and difficult to access with too many dangerous crossings at busy streets.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:47
Every day in Illinois, five kids on average are hit by a driver of a motor vehicle within one block of a school, and more are hit beyond the school zones.
A bill that helps address this tragic daily occurrence while encouraging more walking and biking was recently signed into law by Governor Rauner.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Fri, 09/07/2018 - 11:51
Under Mayor Emanuel’s leadership, Chicago strengthened its commitment to building safer streets that make it easier to get around without a car.
The mayor was a national leader in building better bike infrastructure through a growing network of protected bike lanes, off-street trails and neighborhood greenways. He set an example that other cities followed and soon mayors were competing to be more bike-friendly.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Thu, 08/16/2018 - 14:40
A bill that adds the Dutch Reach method to Illinois’ Rules of the Road manual and adds bike safety questions to the state driver’s license exam has been signed into law.
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. Research shows it makes drivers and passengers more aware of approaching cyclists, helping prevent crashes and save lives.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:36
A new analysis shows the Chicago region has grown more car dependent since 1980, and that a different approach is needed to create healthier, more sustainable and more equitable communities.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Thu, 08/09/2018 - 16:05
Protected bike lanes, freshly painted crosswalks and longer signals for people walking -- these are just a few of the priorities Logan Square residents have championed during our project to improve walking and biking on Logan Blvd.
For the past eight months, the Active Transportation Alliance has led a variety of activities to identify the most significant obstacles to walking and biking on Logan from Rockwell St. to Lathrop Homes.
Submitted by su-administrator on Mon, 08/06/2018 - 15:47
WHAT DO ACTIVE TRANS AMBASSADORS DO?
If you’re someone who is excited about helping to make our region a better place for walking, biking and transit, you might enjoy serving as an Active Trans Ambassador.
Active Trans Ambassadors represent the Active Transportation Alliance as volunteers at events in Chicago and the suburbs. Anyone can become an ambassador!