Active Transportation Alliance

Active Tranportation Alliance Cold Bike Challenge

(CBS) — For more information on the Cold Bike Challenge, visit


Pedestrians brave a downtown crosswalk that is supposed to give them the right of way. (CBS)

Cops Crack Down On Drivers Failing To Yield To Pedestrians

Chicago isn’t messing around when it comes to getting drivers to stop at crosswalks. Police set up Tuesday along North Clark Street near the Chicago History Museum.



Old Man Winter Can’t Keep Cyclists Off The Streets

No matter what the weather, some hardy Chicagoans are still out riding their bicycles.


Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Alderman Proposes Tax, Safety Course For Bicyclists

A South Side Chicago alderman is proposing a $25 annual licensing fee on bicycles, coupled with a safety course.


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Transportation Advocates Urge Kids To Ride Bikes To School

Schools nationwide are taking part in the annual “Walk and Roll to School” day, and the Active Transportation Alliance is organizing it locally.


Cyclists get their first ride on a new two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street in downtown Chicago on Dec. 14, 2012. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Opens Two-Way Protected Bike Lane Downtown

Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein said the mile-long two-way protected bike lane on Dearborn Street, stretching from Wacker Drive to Polk Street, is the nation’s first protected bike lane through a central business district.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2012

Expressway Traffic

Village Of Skokie Asks Residents To Leave Cars At Home

The Village of Skokie is asking residents to leave the car at home this Friday.

WBBM Newsradio–09/21/2012

Bicycle (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Cycling Group Encourages Chicagoans To Join ‘Bike To Work Week’

Cycling enthusiasts are encouraging others to pedal their way to work during this Bike to Work week in Chicago.


Cyclists ride in the 11th annual Bike the Drive along Lake Shore Drive on May 27, 2012. (Credit: Steve Miller, WBBM)

Thousands Of Cyclists Take Over Lake Shore Drive

Chicago’s 11th annual Bike the Drive shut down Lake Shore Drive for most of Sunday morning, as thousands of cyclists rode along the lakefront.

CBS Chicago–05/27/2012

Humboldt Park Speeding

Active Transportation Alliance: Speeders In Park Prove Need For Cameras

A group that advocates for bicyclists and pedestrians is offering evidence that it says bolsters Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s case for speed cameras in Chicago school zones.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

City Council To Debate Speed Camera Plan This Week

The Chicago City Council is expected to vote this week on the mayor’s controversial plan to use cameras to catch speeders near schools and parks.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Hands-Free Phone

Evanston Mulls Ban On Hands-Free Phone Calls While Driving

Officials in Evanston are considering a ban on all cell phone calls while driving – even hands-free phones – believing they distract even the best of drivers.


Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Committee OKs Texting-And-Biking Ban

If you like to text while you ride your bicycle, it may cost you in Chicago. A City Council Committee has given its nod to a ban on the activity.


Lakefront Bike Path

Study: Tens Of Thousands Using Lakefront Bike Path Daily

A new study finds tens of thousands of people are using the lakefront bike path every day.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

Bystander Saves Life Of Man Suffering Cardiac Arrest During Bike The Drive

A 72-year-old bicyclist was revived by paramedics and a bystander who happened to be a doctor after he collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest during the Bike the Drive Sunday morning.


Bicycles (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)

State To Begin Tracking ‘Dooring’ Bicycle Crashes

The state of Illinois will now begin tracking so called “dooring” crashes involving bicyclists and opened doors from parked cars.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2011

Winter Bike To Work Day

Avid Cyclists Bike To Work In Brutal Cold

The mercury read 18 degrees in Chicago this morning, but that wasn’t enough to deter hundreds of cyclists for a Winter Bike to Work Day.

CBS Chicago–01/20/2011

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Nike Helps Resurface Lakefront, Donates Mile Markers

CHICAGO (CBS) Sportswear giant Nike is making it easier for athletes to find their way along Chicago’s lakefront. Nike has spent $100,000 to resurface the lakefront, and as a bonus, applied a portion of that […]

WBBM Newsradio–10/23/2010