Walkability expert gets hearts pumping over need... →
I spent three days this week as active living expert Mark Fenton’s assistant, doing presentations and walkabouts in three different Chicago Southland suburbs. I want to leave you with this one of many, many profound takeaways from Mark’s work: There is no cholera epidemic in America as there is in Haiti because we made policy-level decisions to ensure clean water and effective sewage...
We won! We saved Enhancements! →
Thank you to everyone who asked Senator Mark Kirk to defend trails for Illinois! Click the link above to read People for Bikes’ summary of today. But wait—does this mean that tiny little us just maybe had an impact on national policy? Smells like an Illinois trails community is cooking!
Trail Funding in Jeopardy – Trail News September... →
Our first newsletter as Trails for Illinois—and thanks to Senator Coburn (R-OK) we can help you save federal trails funding! But it’s not all urgent action to save millions of dollars for Illinois Trails—you can take our new supporters’ survey, read about the two guys helping us develop a renewed & refreshed statewide trails community, and…you can help launch it. For a...
Trails for Illinois: Your home on the free range →
In 1979, your first grader—ha, probably you! Or heck, your parent could have been 6 years old in ‘79—was outside. A lot. By him/her self. The link above is a nice piece that Amy C., mom of two from Tinley Park, pointed out to me. It’s a checklist for determining if your 6 year old is ready for first grade. “Can he travel alone in the neighborhood (four to eight blocks) to...