Active Trans

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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The weblog of Active Transportation Alliance

Closing the door on the Route 53 extension

Nov 24, 2020 | by Maggie Melin Czerwinski

Highway expansion has a long history of encouraging more people to drive, intensifying congestion, displacing low-income communities, and harming the environment. For all these reasons, we were delighted to see…

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Want better options for walking, biking, and transit in Chicagoland? Here's your opportunity to get involved.

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Join us for this virtual event on Dec. 2 when you can meet fellow supporters and participate in discussions. Awards will be handed out and you’ll learn about the road ahead for Active Trans.

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Mar 25

35th Anniversary E-Bash

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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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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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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