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Support better biking, walking and transit 


Between 2006 and 2012, people driving cars hit nearly 19,000 children who were walking or biking in Illinois, and 54 percent of those children were hit within one block of a school.

What is Bike Walk Every Town?

Walkable communities, high quality bike lanes and easy-to-use public transportation: These are not pipe dreams, but attainable goals that will make our region cleaner, healthier and more livable.

Join Bike Walk Every Town, the Active Transportation Alliance’s new suburban advocacy program. The program will help you develop the skills and access the resources needed to strengthen biking and walking in your community.

The free program begins with a regional Advocacy Summit and is followed by a series of webinars. The program includes guest speakers, short readings and homework assignments to help you develop your campaign and advance your advocacy skills. 

Why participate? 

Participating in Bike Walk Every Town will give you: 

  • Skills building training – hone your skills and become a savvy advocate
  • Issue based education – learn the nuts and bolts of biking, walking and transit infrastructure and policy issues
  • Local advocate network – meet other advocates in your area and start building your local movement
  • Professional coaching – get hands on support from Active Trans expert advocacy staff to help you bring change to your town

How to get involved

>> Attend a regional Advocacy Summit (RSVP)

    Saturday, September 23, 1:30pm to 5:30pm 
    Heller Nature Center (2821 Ridge Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035)

  • WEST: 
    Saturday, October 7, 11:00am to 3:30pm
    Elmhurst Library (125 S. Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126)

    Saturday, October 21, 11:00am to 3:30pm 
    Schaumburg Prairie Center for the Arts (201 Schaumburg Ct, Schaumburg, IL 60193)  

  • SOUTH: 
    Saturday, October 28, 11:30am to 4:00pm 
    Flossmoor Station Brewery (1035 Sterling Ave, Flossmoor, IL 60422)

>> Participate in the webinar series

>> Commitment to carrying out your campaign after completion of the program 

Space is limited. Please register for the Suburban Advocacy Summit and we will reserve a space for you on a first come, first serve basis. 

Thank you for your interest!  Please send any questions to  



Download the Bike Walk Every Town Flyer

Suburban Bikeways for All Report



This publication was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number, 5 U48 DP 005010, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.