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Active Trans is a coalition of people who are working to make walking, biking, and public transit safe and equitable options for getting around Chicagoland.

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Chicago launches Our Streets as part of COVID-19 response

May 29, 2020 | by Active Trans

Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a new program to create more space for people walking and biking during the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT), the Our Streets initiative “invites Chicago neighborhoods to…

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Whether it’s at the neighborhood, regional or national level, Active Trans works with residents, lawmakers and community leaders to make biking, walking and transit easier and more inviting. Here’s our strategy:

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When it comes to making our streets safer and better for walking, biking, and public...

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Transit

Compared to other major cities in the U.S. and abroad, our current transit system is drastically...

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Bicycling

A lot has changed since our founding as the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation in 1985, but...

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Walking

While Chicago consistently rates well compared to its peers throughout the world...

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We envision a Chicagoland that is a fun and healthy place to live, work, and play.

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