North Suburbs

The Active Transportation Alliance North Suburban region consists of the large region to the north and east of Interstate 90, including suburban Cook County municipalities from Evanston north to Glencoe and west to Barrington Hills and all of Lake and McHenry counties. Read about what's new in the North Suburbs here!


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  • Bike club takes on new advocate role -

    Bike club educates, advocates in light of Barrington Hills ordinances

    When some of the Barrington Hills cycling community felt that two new ordinances unfairly targeted them, the Barrington Bicycle Club and the Active Transportation Alliance jumped into action.

    The Village Board passed two ordinances earlier this year that affect cyclists. The first requires them to ride single-file at all times. The second states that it is unlawful for any person to ride a bike on any roadway in a negligent or risky way.

    The cycling community is concerned that these ordinances are not consistent with state laws and are vague. Taken to the extreme, they could discourage and discriminate against cyclists who are legally using the roadway.

    That’s when the Barrington Bicycle Club acted and reached out to Active Trans.

    The first step was to understand why the ordinances were passed and get to the root of what problems they were meant to solve.

    Barrington Hills has a variety of road users – and perspectives on road safety and access.

  • Bike Clubs / Racing Teams -

    Getting involved in a bicycling club is the ideal way to meet and ride with others who share your enthusiasm for biking.

  • About our consulting services -

    Bring a bike plan to your community.

Recent blog posts on the north suburbs:

mgeraci 02/11/2015 - 11:44am

Congratulations to Lakemoor, Illinois for adopting the nation's third-best Complete Streets Policy in 2014!

Rburke 02/09/2015 - 11:57am
Michael Sewall 11/12/2014 - 3:44pm

Whenever you encounter anti-bike sentiment in opinion columns, a level-headed response is necessary to help set the record straight.

Nancy Wagner 10/01/2014 - 9:43pm

Bike sharing is coming to Evanston and Oak Park, and once again it's expanding in the city of Chicago, too!

jmerrell 09/23/2014 - 11:11am

Evanston has one of the highest rates of biking in

MarissaDolin 09/12/2014 - 4:44pm

People who live and work in seven communities along the Des Plaines River Trail are on their way to having better access to this iconic trail in northern Chicagoland.

jmerrell 09/03/2014 - 11:32am

The Evanston City Council recently adopted a Bike Plan Update that has the potential to establish Evanston as one of th

MarissaDolin 01/22/2013 - 2:16pm


Congratulations to the Village of Wheeling for adopting an active transportation plan!

barbcornew 06/19/2012 - 9:06am

Last week, Bike to Work Week swept through the Northern Suburbs. It was perfect weather for celebrating all the active folks commuting by bikes and taking transit.

barbcornew 04/19/2012 - 1:28pm

Students from Mount Prospect's Fairview and Lions Park elementary school have been taking the

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