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 Julia Gerasimenko on Fri, 05/04/2018 - 12:52
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 May 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 Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:23
Chicago’s biggest cycling event is back and better than ever for its seventeenth year!
This year, MB Bike the Drive will be held on Sunday, May 27. Enjoy nearly 5 hours of car-free riding on the city’s scenic Lake Shore Drive, which will be closed to all auto traffic for the event. A post-ride festival including live music, giveaways and breakfast (pancakes, anyone?) will take place from 8 a.m. to Noon in Butler Field.
Submitted by Clare McDermott on Mon, 04/30/2018 - 13:00
Do you love scenic bike rides but wish you could stop to learn more about the hidden gems Chicagoland has to offer?
New for summer 2018, Active Trans brings you Pedal Chicagoland, our small group ride series!
We will take you through some of Chicagoland’s most treasured spots via bike at a casual, no-drop pace.
These one-of-a-kind experiences are open to cyclists of skill levels. Check out the available group rides below:
Chicagoland's MOST Scenic Trail Ride
Date: Sunday, June 10, 2018 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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.