Posts tagged "Active Transportation Alliance"

Cycling season starts this weekend with two great events

You wouldn’t know it by looking outside, but bicycling season is officially here. Yeah, there’s still a foot of snow on the ground. Sure, none of the bike paths have been plowed and the road shoulders are all littered with debris churned up by the snowplows. Potholes are emerging like Florida sinkholes. Skies are still... Read more »

All Bike Advocacy is Local: Spotlight on The Chainlink and Grid Chicago

All Bike Advocacy is Local: Spotlight on The Chainlink and Grid Chicago
Bicycling advocacy -  like politics – is local. If you’re into the Chicago cycling scene in any way, shape, or form, you should include The Chainlink and Grid Chicago on your daily reading list.  Fan them on Facebook.  Follow them on Twitter.  Add your two cents to the daily discussions. The Chainlink The Chainlink truly... Read more »

What Can Cyclists Do About Our "Rogue" Element?

Fellow cyclists, it appears we have a serious perception problem in the city of Chicago. Despite the efforts of Transportation Secretary Gabe Klein, the Active Transportation Alliance, the chainlink, Grid Chicago, and other pro-cycling advocates, certain careless “cyclists” among us threaten the goodwill everyone else has fought so hard to garner.  While being lumped together... Read more »
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Who Is Against Protected Bike Lanes?

Who Is Against Protected Bike Lanes?
I received an email yesterday from People for Bikes reminding me to click over to the Active Transportation Alliance’s petition supporting protected bike lanes in the Loop. If you’re for this type of progressive public policy that provides greater safety for those who choose bicycling as an alternative form of transportation (and you live in... Read more »

60 Second Cycling: Week in Review and Upcoming Events

Yesterday was a very bad day for bicycling.  The transportation bill that emerged from committee drastically reduces Federal funding for bicycling and pedestrian projects and sets active transportation policy back decades.  Dedicated Safe Routes to School funding has been eliminated along with the Complete Streets provision for future projects. You can read statements from Rails... Read more »

Chicago Bike Week: Let the Challenge Begin!

Chicago Bike Week: Let the Challenge Begin!
In some ways, I strongly dislike writing about bike-themed days/weeks/months. It’s especially true when the theme is commuting by bicycle, such as this week’s Bike Commuter Challenge. If an individual has written off bicycling to work as a physical impossibility, he or she tends to ignore anything posted about the topic.  I can’t say that... Read more »
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Sixty Second Cycling: Chicago's Bike Week & Upcoming Events

Sixty Second Cycling: Chicago's Bike Week & Upcoming Events
This Saturday kicks off Chicago’s Bike Week. The cycling community, led by the Active Transportation Alliance, the chainlink, Grid Chicago, and other advocates, has coordinated an incredible line-up of events to highlight the fun that can be experienced on two wheels. The celebration of cycling actually begins Friday night at The Lobby at 36 E.... Read more »

Tonight's Ride of Silence and Another Call for Action

Tonight's Ride of Silence and Another Call for Action
Tonight marks the 10th Annual Ride of Silence happening in communities throughout all 50 states and abroad.  I encourage ALL cyclists to make the effort to ride with us in honor of those who have fallen while silently demonstrating our right to share the road. I have written about the importance of the ride here... Read more »

How Everyone Can Participate in Bike To Work Week

How Everyone Can Participate in Bike To Work Week
Let me be one of many to remind you that today marks the beginning of National Bike to Work Week.  Here in Chicago, this week’s events are merely a warm-up to our own Bike to Work Week featuring the Bike Commuter Challenge from June 9th through 15th. In other words, you have two separate weeks... Read more »
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Sixty Second Cycling: Upcoming Events and Latest News

Here’s what’s happening this weekend: Friday, April 27th:  Critical Mass, Daley Plaza, 6pm – 11pm. Saturday, April 28th:  Great Western Trails and Prairie Path Cleanup Day, various trailhead locations, all day, rain or shine.  Bring a pair of gloves, some trash bags, and a cart to haul all the garbage out with you and join... Read more »