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It’s Been 2 Years Since The City’s Bicycle Safety Council Met. Advocates Are Pushing For It To Come Back

While the meetings have disappeared, the numbers of bicyclists killed and injured have gone up in Chicago.


Edison Park Residents Push For Northwest Highway Safety Overhaul

Edison Park neighbors have created a petition calling for officials to study Northwest Highway to see how it can be made safer for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Edgebrook, Edison Park, Sauganash

Lawndale Resident Who Helped Bring Back The Ogden Avenue Bus Honored By Transit Equity Group

Rochelle Jackson fought for years to get the city to revive the No. 157 bus. Her efforts to expand public transit, cycling and walkability on the West Side are being recognized by the Active Transportation Alliance.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Cyclists In Black Neighborhoods Are 8 Times More Likely To Be Ticketed By Cops, New Study Shows

Over 90 percent of tickets are for riding on the sidewalk. But on the South and West sides, where bike infrastructure is lacking, riding can be dangerous — and it's kept cycling from catching on, advocates said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A Proposed Bridge Over Lake Calumet Would Make It Easier To Bike From Big Marsh Park To Pullman

"For far too long, this area has been inaccessible to our residents," Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10th) said. "This new trail will allow a new generation of neighbors to experience" Lake Calumet.

South Chicago, East Side

Long-Awaited Improvements To Des Plaines River Trail Will Make Connections To Northwest Side And Lake County More Accessible

Trail improvements are still at least a year away — but advocates have big hopes of making the trail safer and more accessible for cyclists and pedestrians.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

After Kevin Clark Killed By Driver At Dangerous Logan Square Intersection, Cyclists Say It Needs To Be Fixed — Now

A transportation advocacy group flagged the intersection as dangerous years ago, but the city hasn't taken steps to make it safer. "How many cyclists need to be killed at that location?"

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Chicago Is Lagging Behind Other Cities In Creating Protected Bike Lines, Active Trans Says

The city's worked for years on plans to create more bike lanes. But bicyclists keep getting killed; just earlier this month, a driver hit and killed a bicyclist on the Near West Side.


Riding Your Bike Or Going For A Walk? Here’s How To Stay Safe From Coronavirus

The Active Transportation Alliance has new guidelines to help you bike and walk safely without catching coronavirus or spreading it to others.


Too Cold To Bike? Never! Active Transportation Alliance Hosting Winter Bike Rally Downtown

The group's annual Winter Bike Rally is Jan. 24 at Daley Plaza.


Scooter Season Is Over For Now — But Will They Return? Group Says They Should (But With Docks This Time)

The Active Transportation Alliance thinks scooters should stay — but docked and kept off urban trails and out of Downtown.


Should Dangerous Logan Boulevard Stretch Be Reduced To One Lane? Transportation Group Pushes For Traffic Fixes

The group said the stretch is an "ideal candidate" for an overhaul.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Does Logan Boulevard Need Protected Bike Lanes? Cyclists Tired Of ‘Horror Show’ Commutes Say Yes

The Active Transportation Alliance wants residents to weigh in on whether the neighborhood needs bike lane improvements.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale