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Active Transportation Alliance

November 19, 2019, 10am PST
A new report by the Active Transportation Alliance builds the case for reduced transit fares on all three transit systems in the Chicago region.
Chicago Tribune
August 9, 2019, 12pm PDT
Metra’s Electric line is one of the few places where Chicago’s commuter rail owns the tracks. Transit advocates have lobbied for years for the service to be run more like traditional public transit.
Curbed Chicago
April 30, 2018, 7am PDT
Over 2,000 people died from hit-and-run collisions on American roads in 2016, the highest since 2009, claiming a disproportionate amount of pedestrian and cyclist lives. One solution: more protected bike lanes.
CBS This Morning
July 14, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new report details the work Chicago's suburbs will have to do to live up to the bike-friendly example of its urban core.
Chicago Tribune
October 25, 2016, 2pm PDT
The Chicago River is attracting some of the city's most creative visions for the future. The second plan in recent months proves the potential of the river as an open space asset.
Chicago Tribune
May 29, 2015, 9am PDT
Active Transportation Alliance, a Chicago pedestrian advocacy group, urges Mayor Rahm Emanuel to improve red light cameras rather than remove them. Despite complaints from drivers, well-advertised cameras can reduce pedestrian fatalities.
Chi.Streetsblog
September 8, 2014, 11am PDT
A study finds that most drivers disregard for the rights of pedestrians to cross the road. Visual cues, however, provided by street design, greatly increase the likelihood that drivers will yield.
Chicago Tribune
May 29, 2012, 8am PDT
Sarah Goodyear reports on the Windy City's ambitious plan to eliminate all traffic fatalities in the city within 10 years.
The Atlantic Cities