Active Transportation Alliance

You're already an Active Trans member at heart. Become a member in action!

by crandell | 09/03/2010

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You want safer streets in your community so you can cross the road without worrying about getting hit. You wish the Chicago region had more bike lanes and trails so you would feel more comfortable biking to work or visiting the park with your family. And you wish you had reliable and affordable transit options that were easy to get to and easy to use.

Even though you might not realize it, you're probably already an Active Transportation Alliance member at heart. And Active Trans is already working on your behalf to improve conditions for biking, walking and transit. But by becoming a member in action, you can put more power behind their vision of a Chicagoland with half as many crashes and where half of all trips are made by biking, walking and transit. Active Trans is at a critical point on the road to making its vision a reality, and they need support from people like you to make it happen. Your support is the strength behind the movement!

Eight Miles of Open Streets this Saturday, Aug. 1

by crandell | 07/27/2009

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See what it's like when streets are filled with people and the street becomes your playground. From 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 1, the Active Transportation Alliance's Open Streets event will give friends and families the chance to enjoy the streets the way they want: biking, dancing, playing, walking and more! The free event combines last year's two Sunday Parkways events into one huge eight-mile event spanning from Logan Square to Little Village, passing through Humboldt Park, North Lawndale and Garfield Park. There is no event registration. Participants can join in at any point along the route and step off the route at any of the parks or community-run activities. Plan a picnic or brunch at your favorite spot along the route and encourage your friends to turn out to join you!

More info.: http://www.activetrans.org/openstreets