Submitted by Jean Khut on Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:37
Chicago’s first snowstorm over the weekend made it abundantly clear: winter has arrived.
With winter's arrival also comes the need for keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice.
Whether you live in Chicago or local suburban communities, being a good neighbor means having good shoveling habits.
Submitted by Ted Villaire on Wed, 03/25/2015 - 17:07
Nearly two years ago, we decided the Active Trans website needed help.
In web years, our site was old as dirt.
At first we weren’t sure how much intervention was needed: Did it need just a weekend at the spa or did it need serious medical attention?
After getting feedback from staff, board members, supporters and event participants, we performed a thorough evaluation on what was working and what wasn’t on the site.
That’s when we decided that major surgery was the only option.
Submitted by Maya Norris on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:10
Chicago is still entrenched in the grip of winter. But Todd Scales is already thinking about the summer. The director of technology of the Android team at Egencia, which is an Expedia company, is hard at work planning bicycling activities and events that he hopes will not only strengthen the bicycling culture at Expedia, but also get employees pumped about the Bike Commuter Challenge, Active Transportation Alliance’s annual biking competition in June.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 14:04
Submitted by Kyle Whitehead on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 12:18
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Wed, 02/07/2018 - 14:21
Through our Bike Walk Every Town suburban advocacy training, we've been meeting people doing great work in suburban Chicago communities.
One of these people is Eberhard Veit, a 10-year bicycle-advocacy veteran from Crystal Lake. He has an impressive resume and has helped ensure the inclusion of biking and walking facilities and the closure of trail gaps on numerous projects throughout McHenry County.
Submitted by Matt Gomez on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 16:01
Submitted by Maggie Melin on Thu, 02/01/2018 - 17:20
This is a continuation of our two-part blog series highlighting the walking advocacy of two inspiring women in the suburbs.
This fall the Active Transportation Alliance gathered more than 100 advocates from 63 villages and cities across the region, both online and in-person, to take part in our Bike Walk Every Town suburban advocacy training.
Submitted by Ron Burke on Thu, 01/25/2018 - 16:39
With Divvy leaving Oak Park, it’s a good time to reflect on how we got here. As a long-time resident of Oak Park, I was happy when the village decided to use a state grant in partnership with Chicago and Evanston to offer Divvy bike share, starting in 2016.
We know that bike sharing systems like Divvy don’t work well in typical American suburbs where destinations can be far apart and roads unfriendly to people on bikes.
Submitted by Jim Merrell on Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:21
Today the City of Chicago announced tweaks to the pricing structure for the Divvy bike share system.
Active Trans is hopeful these changes will encourage more people to try Divvy while also providing existing users with a better experience.
Ultimately, attracting more people to use Divvy will make more resources available for additional stations, expanded access through low-cost membership programs like Divvy for Everyone, and increased outreach and educational programming.