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While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Best wishes on the West Coast

From our Board President Jane Healy

Our talented and dedicated director, Rob Sadowsky, announced today that he will leave Chicago in June to serve as the executive director of Oregon’s Bicycle Transportation Alliance.

Rob has served the Active Transportation Alliance for nine years – three years on our board and the last six as executive director.

We are excited for Rob and wish him success on the West Coast, a place he has dreamed of returning since childhood.

During this tenure, Rob has led the organization to impressive victories: three Open Streets events, Complete Streets policies, new relationships with the U.S. Department of Transportation, and a more effective advocate than ever before.

Active Trans is a remarkable organization and its board is ready to support and grow the organization. It will undoubtedly attract the most qualified candidates for a director who can further Active Trans’ reputation as a first-rate advocate and expert.

Thank you for continuing to support us as we transition to a new leader. Our members and partners fuel us to reach beyond what so many think is possible. Your support keeps us moving and keeps us excited about making Chicagoland a safe and healthy place to live, work and play.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. You can reach Rob at or me at