Chicago’s first protected bike lane on Kinzie Street increased ridership by 55 percent without increasing traffic congestion for cars.
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.
Participating in Bike Walk Every Town will give you:
How to get involved
Bike Walk Every Town kicked-off with four in-person advocacy summits which gathered 65 advocates from 44 cities and villages from across the region. Active Trans is also hosting an online summit open to anyone interested in developing a campaign to improve biking and walking in their community.
Participants will receive a Bike Walk Every Town logo (customized for their community) to use as part of their campaign.
>> Participate in the webinar series
Following the summits, a series of webinars will be offered to help advocates dig deeper into bicycle and pedestrian friendly policy ideas, review case studies of successful campaigns and programs, and introduce tips and tools for outreach and campaign building. The program will include guest speakers and experts from around the region.
>> Commit to carrying out your campaign
Campaign Building Worksheets
Policy Assessment FAQ (pdf)
Campaign Building Tip Sheets
How to Write a Petition (pdf)
Resource Bank (pdf)
In the News
Group advocates for safer bicycle, pedestrian transportation routes (Daily Southtown)
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.