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People walking are five times as likely to be killed by a driver traveling 30 mph as one going 20 mph.

Cast a vote for your favorite active transportation advocacy group!

So you’ve probably heard people from Portland, Oregon or New York City sharing details about all the great biking and walking advocacy efforts happening in their respective cities./

Sure, great things are taking shape in those places. But truth be told, a spotlight is often shining on them.

Now it’s our turn. Let’s show the nation that great strides in biking and walking advocacy are happening in Chicagoland.

Active Trans was proud to be nominated recently as one of the ten best biking and walking advocacy organizations in the nation for the Bicycling Peoples’ Choice Advocacy Award.

The annual advocacy award, held by the Alliance for Biking and Walking and Bicycling magazine, recognizes excellence in the bicycle and pedestrian movement. Think of them as the Oscars of biking and walking advocacy.

The award nomination singles out the advocacy and organizing work Active Trans performed in order to make the Dearborn bike lane a reality. Indeed, the bike lane was recently named the best protected bike lane in the nation. 

Thanks to the great work carried out by Active Trans and its legion of dedicated supporters — including people like you — Chicagoland has built a solid reputation as one of the best places in the nation for biking and walking.

Brief descriptions are offered for each of the ten organizations’ advocacy work. Please go ahead and read about the exciting work each these groups around the nation are carrying out.

Then show your love for Active Trans in the online poll. Voting ends Thursday, Feb. 6.  

The awards ceremony will be held Monday, March 3 in Washington, DC at the National Bike Summit.