Explore the links below for more information on biking, walking and transit.

Bicycling Resources

Chicagoland Bike Map 6th edition (updated 2013) Plan bike-friendly routes throughout Chicagoland
The City of Chicago Bicycle Program Learn about biking events, programs and resources in Chicago
Request bike racks Request a new bike rack or search for existing racks in Chicago
Register your bike Register for an account and register your bike with the Chicago Police Department 
Preventing bike theft Tips for bike theft prevention
Chicago Stolen Bike Registry Report and view documented bike thefts in Chicago
Report abandoned bikes Submit reports of abandoned bikes for pickup by the city
Register your emergency contact Link emergency contacts to your driver's license in case of a crash
Bicycle Laws  Learn laws, rights and responsibilities for cyclists in Chicago
Bike Safety Tips Find out solutions for common bike safety issues
City of Chicago's Bicycling Safety Publications Links to downloadable documents concerning biking
Ask Mr. Bike Find out everything you need to know to make your bike ride as fun and safe as possible
RTA trip planner Plan your commute or trip with this handy application

Bike Education

Active Trans Education Specialist Get information on Active Trans' education program and specialist
Bike Winter The source for making it through Chicagoland winters 
Blackstone Bicycle Works Full-Service Woodlawn bike shop and education center for area youth
Chicago Bike Ambassadors The City of Chicago's team of bike safety and education specialists
Cycling Sisters Information specifically geared toward females riding bikes
League of American Bicyclists Resources on how to "ride smart" and stay safe
Lesson Plans and Curricula Educational resources for teachers on bike safety curriculum
CDOT training video on bicycle safety Police training video explaining traffic enforcement for bicyclists
West Town Bikes Community bicycling workshop
Bronzeville Bikes Organization working to expand biking accessability and use in the Bronzeville neighborhood
The Recyclery Used bicycle project seeking to restore and reuse donated and discarded bikes
Project Mobility Nonprofit commited to creating adaptive bikes for those who need them
Programs to Educate All Cyclists Organization seeking to empower individuals with disabilities through cycling 
League of American Bicyclists services in Chicago Bike safety courses and information for the Chicago area

Trails Resources

American Trails National resource for trails across America
Chicago Area Mountain Bikers Guides, forum and information for mountain biking in the Chicago area

DuPage County Bikeways Homepage Explore all the bikeways in DuPage County

DuPage County Bikeways Real-Time Mapping App Real-time app locates you on bike trails using GIS data of DuPage County

DuPage County "Go Bike" Route Mapping Map a route on bike-friendly streets in DuPage County

DuPage County Bikeways Map PDF document showing trails and bikeways in DuPage County

DuPage County 2014 Trails Map (hard copy) Email Daniel.thomas@dupageco.org if interested
Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail
 Explore information on the Bloomingdale Trail and The 606
Friends of the Calumet-Sag Trail  Discover 30 miles of trail running along Sag Channel and The Calumet River
Friends of the Great Western Trail Volunteering and community information for the Great Western Trail
Grand Illinois Trail Information on this 500+ mile scenic trail 
Illinois Prairie Path A guide and information on the nations oldest rail to trail conversion
Trails for Illinois State-wide trails and conservancy community
Old Plank Road Trail 22-mile paved trail running through Chicago's south suburbs
Trails in DuPage county Information on trails in Wheaton and DuPage County
Salt Creek Trail Updates and information about this regional trail running through Cook and DuPage counties


Bike commuting   Active Trans’  resources for bicycle commuters
Chicagoland Bike Map Active Trans-produced resource for the entire region
Chicago Bike Map Interactive bike map for the city of Chicago
Goroo RTA's superb trip planner
Ride the City Interactive map of bike resources, routes and a blog on Chicago biking
Map My Ride Map, log and explore bike routes
Google Transit Discover and map transit services and routes around the world
Pace Rideshare A free carpool and ridesharing service for the Chicagoland area
I-Go Car Sharing
Powered by our friends at the Center for Neighborhood Technology

Bicycle Commuter Tax Benefit:

IRS guidance Section 2, under Transportation Benefits – Information on the basic benefits program for both bike and transit benefits from a regulatory perspective for employers
What is the bicycling commuter act? FAQ's concerning the tax benefit
Commuter Check for Bicycling Vouchers and documentation for monitoring commuting

Bicycle Jobs and Services

Chicago bike messenger services A list of licensed bike messenger companies
Chicago Couriers Union  Support and union services for transportation workers
Bike Chicago Rentals  Bicycle rental and tour information
Bobby's Bike Hike Bike rentals, group tours and community bike shop

Bike shops

Chicago Bike Shop Database Bike shops in Chicagoland; Produced by Active Trans and Break the Gridlock
Bike Shops in the Active Trans member discount program Shops offering a discount to Active Trans premium members. Not a premium member? Learn more and sign up here.

Bikes on Transit

CTA Bike & Ride How to bring your bike on buses and trains
Bikes on Pace How to travel on Chicago's suburban buses with your bike
Bikes on Metra A guide to travel by Metra train with a bike
Watch a video How to put your bike on a CTA bus
Watch another video More information on loading your bike on the CTA

Pedestrian Resources

Walk Score Discover Chicago’s most walkable communities
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center Updates on pedestrian and bike transit issues
The Chicago Pedestrian Plan Information on making Chicago walkable
America Walks A national resource for pedestrian transportation
Partnership for a walkable America National coalition for a more walkable America
Walk to School Day Information for celebrating National Walk to School
International Walk to School Month Celebrating October, International Walk to School Month
National Safe Routes to School Creating safety, health and choice in transit to and from school

Transit Resources

Chicagoland offers a variety of transit options to make getting around easier, safer and more affordable for residents.

CTA Chicago Transit Authority, trains and buses serving Chicago.
RTA Regional Transit Authority, coordinates public transit for Northeastern Illinois
Metra Commuter rail agency, Metra trains serve Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties 
Pace Provides bus service primarily to Chicago’s suburbs
Amtrak Provides intercity passenger transportation and connects 500 destinations in 46 states.
NICTD Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, South Shore Train line from Chicago to Indiana
Metra Safety Contest  Metra's annual poster and essay safety contest for students K-12
Transit Benefit Fare Progam Employees can save on transit fares by paying pre-tax through an employer

Active Living

Safe Routes to School National Partnership Improving communities and creating active lifestyles for students
National Center for Safe Routes to School Creating safety, health, community and choice in transit to school
Active Trans' Safe Routes efforts Active Trans' work in the national movement
Illinois Dept. of Transportation Safe Routes to School Program
 Illinois' Safe Routes efforts
International Walk to School Month Celebrating October, International Walk to School Month

Find Active Trans online

Chainlink  Like Facebook for Chicagoland cyclists, connect to us and a community of more than 9,000 bicyclists 
Facebook  facebook.com/activetrans
Twitter (@activetrans)


Write of Way Active Trans' weblog, featuring transit news, events and Active Trans updates
Streetsblog Chicago John Greenfield and Steven Vance share news on transportation issues and updates
Soles and Spokes The bicycle and pedestrian blog of Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
Car-Free Chicago A community blog written by carfree Chicagoans for other carfree Chicagoans 
CTA Tattler Things seen and heard from the perspective of a blogger and CTA user
The Ride Sun Times transportation reporter Mary Wisniewski’s blog
The Streets of Chicago  A blog about bicycling and cyclist legal issues
Chicago Bus News briefs, public forums, CTA links and other resources, transit history and more
Copenhagen Cycle Chic For the chic and fabulous cyclist
Let’s Go Ride a Bike A guide to enjoying cycling in a city
Chicago Couriers Union Updates for workers in the transportation industry
Streetfilms Documentary site for liveable streets anywhere
Garden Jumps Information on dirt jumps in Chicago
The Fast Lane Blog of U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood


Momentum Magazine A guide to living life by bike
Urban Velo Urban Velo magazine aims to reflect contemporary, urban cycling culture

Information/Advocacy Resources

Illinois Government Resources, information and schedules for the Illinois Legislature
Moving at the Speed of Congestion (2008) A study examining the effects of traffic congestion on the area
Urban Transportation Report Card (2007) Compares four cities and their respective transportation issues
Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals Tools, training and networking for sustainable transportation
The National Alliance of Public Transportation Advocates Training, information and resources for public transit
Active Trans reports A list of Active Trans compiled reports on transportation issues
Post-crash resources Find resources, rights and support for what to do after a crash
Complete Streets (2009) Report on Chicago streets rating their pedestrian and bicycle safety and usability
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center A site listing resources and links for biking and walking information
Saferoadways.net A volunteer group working to increase access to roads for bikes and pedestrians

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