The suburbs get a bad rap.
Sprawling subdivisions, soulless strip malls, and serpentine superhighways scar the suburban scenery. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Welcome to The Yard Social Club, where we support sustainable suburban solutions through transportation.
The Yard Social Club
Promoting transit-focused solutions for suburbanites
We believe that if people have positive experiences using public transit, they’ll be more likely to choose public transit in the future. Here at The Yard Social Club, we focus on breaking those initial barriers to entry by creating and encouraging fun leisure excursions using transit, and giving you the resources you need to plan your own trips. Download our Weekend Guides for your closest Metra line or check out our Ultimate Train Crawl Map and see where the train can take you!
Promoting suburban-focused solutions for transit
The other half of The Yard Social Club is Star:Line (Supportive Transit for All Riders: Leisure, Infrequent, New, and Experienced) Chicago, our advocacy group for suburban transit riders. We advocate for common-sense improvements to make the suburban Chicago transit network stronger and more reliable through our Diverging Approach blog and social networking events for transportation professionals, transportation advocates, and transportation users.