Amber Drea Recent Posts YMEN launches Bike Box to help serve North Lawndale’s transportation needs By Amber Drea | Nov 9, 2021 | No Comments Robert Welch hopes to accomplish two goals with one program: make bicycles easily accessible for his community and get people’s bodies moving. Cafe Streets are helping out local businesses in the ‘burbs By Amber Drea | Jul 27, 2020 | No Comments We checked out the on-street dining scenes in Arlington Heights, Brookfield, Gen Ellyn, Wheaton, St. Charles, Batavia, and Plainfield. Navigating COVID-19 with a child who has disabilities By Amber Drea | Apr 14, 2020 | No Comments Spending outside is especially important for children with special needs, but crucial for other people to give them space during the pandemic. Safe and fun stuff to do around Chicago while practicing social distancing By Amber Drea | Mar 17, 2020 | No Comments Staying safe during the pandemic doesn't mean you have to remain cooped up inside. Here's are some fun natural and cultural destinations in the region. The slower Pace of suburban transit: It can be difficult to get around the ‘burbs car-free By Amber Drea | Feb 6, 2020 | No Comments A bus trip home from the car repair shop wasn't bad, but a suburb-to-suburb transit commute or journey with multiple stops, can be challenging. What should Chicago do to make the city more accessible for people with disabilities? By Amber Drea | Jan 15, 2020 | No Comments Adam Ballard from the disability rights group Access Living discusses the CTA's ASAP program, helpful new apps, MPC's new accessibility report, and an issue with the new ride-hail tax. Should the CTA do more to accommodate families with small children in strollers? By Amber Drea | Dec 18, 2019 | No Comments Unlike New York's MTA, the CTA allows unfolded strollers on buses, but there's still room for improvement.