Active Trans

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


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The weblog of Active Transportation Alliance

Ron Burke to step down as head of Active Trans

Jun 17, 2019 | by Kyle Whitehead

After nearly nine years with the Active Transportation Alliance, Ron Burke will step down from his role as the organization’s executive director next month. During Burke’s tenure, Active Trans contributed…

Fair Fares Chicagoland

Jun 17, 2019 | by Lynda Lopez

What is Fair Fares Chicagoland? Fair Fares is a campaign led by the Active Transportation Alliance seeking a discounted transit fare for low-income transit riders in the Chicago region. It…

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Help kick off Chicago Bike Week with the annual rally in Daley Plaza before work on June 21. Get a free event t-shirt, sponsor goodies, and more.

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We want more people choosing transportation options that are
healthy, fun and environmentally-friendly.

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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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Do you want better transportation options in the region? Getting involved with our...

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Advocacy & Legislation

We work with decision makers, local organizations and community members to improve...

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In Your Community

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

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

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

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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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