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

Meet our Bus Organizing Fellows

May 27, 2020 | by Maya Norris

A new group of advocates has joined the Active Transportation Alliance in its quest to push for affordable, speedy, and reliable bus service in Chicago. Armed with a deep commitment…

A few questions for Amy Rynell

May 22, 2020 | by Maya Norris

Amy Rynell joined Active Trans as its new executive director in March. An experienced nonprofit leader with a deep commitment to social justice and human rights, Rynell comes to Active…

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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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Chicago Bike Week

Join us for Chicago Bike Week June 19-26. While no in-person events are scheduled, there will be plenty of opportunities to participate virtually!

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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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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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