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Advocates release transportation agenda for Chicago’s next mayor, city council

Chicago, Ill: December 14, 2018 — A coalition of community-based organizations is asking candidates for mayor and city council to support a set of policies that will make it safer and easier to walk, bike and ride transit in neighborhoods across Chicago.

On Thursday the Active Transportation Alliance released the Active Transportation Agenda for Chicago that describes how Chicago’s leaders can support policies and projects over the next four years that better connect all residents to jobs,

Partial opening of flyover makes Lakefront Trail safer and easier to navigate

For immediate release


December 20, 2018

Media Contact: 

Ted Villaire
Active Transportation Alliance
Communications director
O: (312) 216-0484
C: (312) 563-1118


Partial opening of flyover makes Lakefront Trail safer and easier to navigate 

Trail users now routed above Illinois and Grand Aves. — what has long been the most hazardous section of the trail


An advocate’s lesson in making a difference

One of the highest priority transportation proposals in McHenry County has been a three-quarter mile multi-use trail along Bull Valley Road just south of the City of McHenry in the northwest suburbs.

This proposed trail extension that runs between Route 31 and the Illinois Prairie Path was also highlighted in the Active Transportation Alliance’s Trail Connect Chicagoland map, which envisions a continuous trail network in Northwest Illinois.

Closing the trail gap would establish the western link of the Millennium Trail by connecting east to Moraine Hills Park and eventually extend all the way to Lake Michigan.