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Did You Know?

Only 24 percent of jobs in the region are accessible by transit in 90 minutes or less by a typical resident — and that number drops to 12 percent in the suburbs.

Become a Street Team Advocate

Are you looking for tangible ways to make a positive difference in your community and across our region?

Are you someone who’s excited with the idea of helping to make our region a better place for walking, rolling, biking, and transit?

If these are questions that get your blood pumping, you should consider becoming a Street Team Advocate!

To become a Street Team Advocate, sign up and participate in one of our free training sessions.

Our interactive training series will help build your transportation knowledge and hone your advocacy skills.

By attending the Street Team Advocate Training, you can expect to:

  • Increase your knowledge about key transportation issues.
  • Learn about advocacy strategies that can help shape our built environment.
  • Get involved in our most pressing advocacy campaigns and tap into ways to inspire others to join the movement for better walking, biking, and transit.
  • Connect with others who are passionate about active transportation.

 

Additional trainings will offer deep dives into our current campaigns and touch on the following topics:

  • How to impact local and statewide policies.
  • How to build your own local campaign.
  • How to work with elected officials.
  • An introduction to best practices in infrastructure and design.

HOW DO I BECOME A STREET TEAM ADVOCATE?

Anyone can join the Street Team. To become a Street Team Advocate, attend one of our evening introductory two-hour training sessions.

Trainings will be offered both in person and online. In-person trainings will be held at the Active Transportation Alliance office in downtown Chicago (35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 1782, Chicago, IL 60601).

We expect to schedule additional trainings soon. Please stay tuned.

 

IS THIS PROGRAM THE SAME AS THE AMBASSADOR PROGRAM?

Prior to the pandemic, we hosted similar training sessions called the Ambassador program.

The Street Team Advocate program is a revamped version of the Ambassador program with a greater emphasis on building up your advocacy skills and transportation knowledge.

Former Ambassadors are welcome to join the Street Team and attend any of our upcoming training sessions for a refresher.

 

 

RESOURCES

Active Transportation Alliance campaigns & resources:

  • Safe Streets for All – Our work focused on improving safety for all people, specifically those walking, rolling, and biking in Chicago, the suburbs, and across the state.
  • Transit that Works – Our 2024 campaign that aims to save and transform our regional transit system.
  • Everyday Advocacy – Day to day actions you can take to help promote and improve walking, biking, and transit in our region.

Sign up for our advocacy email list to receive alerts about our campaigns and other transportation updates.

Look up your elected officials – email, call, and meet with your elected officials to demand better walking, biking, and transit!

 

QUESTIONS/IDEAS?

We’d love to hear from you! Please contact Julia and Maggie if you have any questions or feedback.

Julia Gerasimenko, julia@activetrans.org

Maggie Czerwinski, maggie@activetrans.org