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Active Transportation Alliance Business Membership

 

Support better biking, walking and transit — your employees and customers will notice.

Membership is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

 

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS 

 

BASIC: $300 annually 

Do your local candidates support active transportation?

With suburban municipal elections around the region less than a month away on April 4, it's a good time to ask: Where do my candidates stand on biking, walking and transportation? 

Active Trans is contacting candidates for mayor and village president from 200+ municipalities and requesting that they complete our Suburban Municipal Candidate Questionnaire to educate voters on their views related to active transportation issues.

Chicago River Trail advances in North Branch Framework

City planners recently unveiled concepts that support a continuous trail along the Chicago River. These ideas were presented by planners during an update about the North Branch Framework for the Mayor’s Industrial Corridor Modernization Initiative.  

This industrial corridor runs from West Kinzie through West Fullerton Avenues, separating Bucktown from Lincoln Park, and covers all of Goose Island. As the first of twenty-six industrial corridors under review, the North Branch framework will have important implications for future city plans.

Honoring our local transportation champions

Last week at the Active Trans Awards Reception a couple hundred people turned out to support the movement for healthier, cleaner transportation options in Chicagoland. 

See where 4th Ward candidates stand

Early voting is already underway for the special municipal election for alderman of the 4th Ward, and transportation issues are front and center.

Residents of the 4th Ward can vote early through Feb. 27 or on election day, Feb. 28. Active Trans contacted all five candidates to get their views on biking, walking and public transit issues in order to inform 4th Ward voters.

New commuter rail coming to Northwest Indiana

Our regional commuter rail network is getting a major expansion in Northwest Indiana thanks to the West Lake Corridor Project, also known as the South Shore Line extension.

Led by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), the project is expected to be transformative for the region’s transportation accessibility and economic development.

Private donation will accelerate full Lakefront Trail separation

Megan Williams, who was seriously injured in a Lakefront Trail crash, called it the best Christmas present she could hope for when Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Park District announced hedge fund manager Ken Griffin donated $12 million to the city to create separated paths for people biking and people on foot along the full length of Chicago’s Lakefront Trail.

Redesigning our streets for people – not cars – saves lives

It’s been proven in Chicago and cities across the country that the fastest way to make streets safer is to redesign them and prioritize the movement of people  not cars.

Skokie Valley Trail extension underway

Gaps in the Skokie Valley Trail have long been a frustration of people who bike and walk in the North Suburbs. The multi-use path is envisioned to eventually run from Wisconsin to Chicago, but lack of funding has left the trail segmented. 

Fans of the trail will rejoice to learn that conversations around bridging the gap and extending the trail are currently underway.

Top ten transportation stories of 2016

The coming new year provides a moment to pause and reflect on the accomplishments of the past year. With that in mind, here's our list of the top ten active transportation stories from 2016.

As you browse through these, be sure to savor the successes — especially if you’re one of the many people who helped make them happen.