Tag: Active Transportation Alliance

60 Second Cycling Summary: Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary: Upcoming Events and Week in Review
I would love to hear from any of you participating in 30 Days of Biking – especially on uninspiring days like yesterday with high winds and low temps (I barely made 7 miles). Had it not been for my commitment to riding every day in April, I would have been content just to read all... Read more »

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review

60 Second Cycling Summary; Upcoming Events and Week in Review
The weekend has arrived! While there is a chance of scattered thunderstorms on Sunday (and when hasn’t there been a chance of scattered thunderstorms lately?), temps in the 60s and 70s will beckon us to get out and ride.  With the fierce March wind dying down, it’s the perfect time to rediscover bicycling. My personal... Read more »

60 Second Cycling: Upcoming Events and Week In Review

60 Second Cycling: Upcoming Events and Week In Review
It’s Friday and you’re probably wondering what’s going on this weekend. The chainlink features a calendar highlighting events for the next week or so.  Among them is the Windy City Cycling Club’s Season Opening Party on Saturday, Occupy the Bike Lane on Sunday, and the beginning of the Gaper’s Block Crit Series on Monday. Lazy... Read more »
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Controversy Surrounds Bike Share Selection

Controversy Surrounds Bike Share Selection
I guess it wouldn’t be Chicago without allegations of impropriety… Last week, an Oregon-based vendor was selected to provide the infrastructure, equipment, and management assets for Chicago’s new bike share program.  I commented on the benefits of having an additional 3,000 bikes available for the short-term transportation needs of residents and visitors in a post... Read more »

What the New Bike Sharing Program Might Mean to Chicago

What the New Bike Sharing Program Might Mean to Chicago
Word came this morning that Mayor Emanuel has selected a vendor for the city’s bicycle-sharing rental program.  (Thanks to Grid Chicago for being the first to share this) The contract was awarded to the same Oregon-based company that runs similar programs in Minneapolis, Boston, Washington DC, Melbourne, Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa and will soon be... Read more »

60 Second Cycling: Weekend Events, Week in Review

60 Second Cycling: Weekend Events, Week in Review
What are you doing this weekend? I’m heading up to Madison Wisconsin for the millionth annual Bike-O-Rama at the Alliant Energy Center this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  While I will be spending my time demonstrating the oldest bike brand in the world (the one with a very recognizable signature green color), thousands of people will... Read more »
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Sixty Second Cycling: Bicycling News Recap and Upcoming Events

Transportation Funding Bill Great news for cyclists and pedestrians – transportation enhancement funds have been added back to Map-21, the Senate’s transportation bill! Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid added the Cardin-Cochran Amendment to his manager’s amendment for the bill.  While the bill must still be voted on in the Senate and reconciled with the House,... Read more »

60 Second Cycling Week in Review and Upcoming Events

60 Second Cycling Week in Review and Upcoming Events
While the on-again, off-again early spring may continue to frustrate us on a daily basis, dedicated advocates continue to work behind the scenes to make certain that every day is a great day for bicycling. Three largest advocacy groups agree to merge as one powerful voice for cycling.   This past Tuesday, an announcement was... Read more »

Important Cycling Advocacy News for Today, February 1st

Important Cycling Advocacy News for Today, February 1st
One year ago today we were hunkering down for Snowmageddon.  On this February 1st, we can enjoy a nice bike ride! The City Needs Your Input.  Tonight marks another public meeting for Streets for Cycling Plan 2020 at Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 N. Lincoln from 6-8pm.  If you can’t attend, there are webinars planned for... Read more »
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2020 Bike Plan and Requested Bicycling Boulevards

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If you’re interested in city cycling and curious about the policy processes that make bike lanes magically appear, you should make it a point to follow Grid Chicago. Grid Chicago, the Active Transportation Alliance, the League of Illinois Bicyclists and engaged cycling citizens throughout the city, have all been actively involved in working with CDOT... Read more »