Did You Know?

Only 0.7 percent of federal transportation funds are spent on improving pedestrian facilities.

Celebrating the do-gooders

Last night, we threw a party for our volunteers to celebrate the stellar work they do. There were lots of shout-outs, high-fives and full-blown awards mixed in with mingling, noshing and quaffing of frothy beverages. Attendees won loads of goodies.



Active Trans is deeply indebted to its volunteers. Volunteers fix bikes, they write newsletter articles and they ensure that our big events like MB Financial Bank Bike the Drive come off without a hitch. And that’s just the beginning. Throughout the year, they dedicate themselves to hundreds of tasks that support our work.

To all of you, we send out a hearty Thank you!

Please join us in giving a special round of applause to the following people who received awards at the party for their exemplary volunteering efforts during 2010.

Important Cog/Volunteer of the Year Award: Genaro Escarzaga

John D'Ambrose Spirit of Volunteering Award Co-winners: Floyd Mittleman, John Salemi, Darrell Mazura
Honorable Mention: Joanna Thompson

Events Volunteer of the Year Co-winners: Anne Alt, Art Gilfand, James Kreps, Paul Pomerance 

Under the Radar Award: Elmhurst Safe Routes to School Committee
Honorable Mention: Bike Shop Ambassadors

Emerging Leader Award Co-winners: Eric Akin and Larry Mysz
Honorable Mention: Evan Rosendahl

If you’re interested in volunteering for Active Trans, we'd love to hear from you.