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Did You Know?

Public transit users take 30 percent more steps and spend roughly eight more minutes walking each day than drivers.

How would you spend $1 million in your ward?

Four Chicago wards (5th, 45th, 46th and 49th) are using participatory budgeting to give you the chance to vote on how to spend $4 million on local infrastructure.

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The multi-ward process kicked off last fall with neighborhood meetings that solicited thousands of ideas from community members (including Active Trans supporters like you).

Over the winter, ward residents formed committees to evaluate those ideas and decide which to put on the ballot. Those ballots will include projects like protected bike lanes, transit station enhancements, crosswalks and intersection safety improvements.

Now it's time for you to vote on which projects to fund! Each ward will have voting assemblies between April 27 and May 5. Dates and details vary by ward, so please check here for voting details and to look up your ward.

We know Chicagoans want better transportation options and safer streets for biking and walking. This process is an exciting opportunity to make these improvements happen!