Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 08/06/2018 - 14:34
If leaders in the Chicago region want to reduce crashes and save lives, new data shows more resources should go towards redesigning arterial streets.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Wed, 08/01/2018 - 15:59
Cook County’s latest round of grant funding includes several exciting projects for people who walk, bike and ride transit in the city and suburbs.
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:04
A state law passed in 2017 establishes a regulatory structure for electric assist bicycles (e-bikes) in Illinois and helps riders understand the new technology.
The bill amended the Illinois vehicle code to create three classes of e-bikes based upon the bike’s equipment and top speed.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 14:21
As election season in the City of Chicago approaches, Active Trans is excited to invite our partners and supporters across the city to provide input on our 2019 transportation platform.
Active Trans will host two meetings open to all to help build a collaborative and intersectional platform, which will be used to educate candidates and voters in the 2019 Chicago mayoral and city council elections.
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 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 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.
Submitted by Julia Gerasimenko on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:04
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 July 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.
Submitted by Steve Simmons on Mon, 07/09/2018 - 11:01