Did You Know?

Although people of color make up about one third of the population, they make up 46.1 percent of pedestrian deaths.

Know of a dangerous crossing near a school?

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We’ve recently had some parents and school officials share with us stories about unsafe streets near schools.

Unfortunately, the dangerous conditions they describe are all too common.  

No sidewalks. Fast moving traffic. Dangerous crossings. Sound familiar? 

For too many Illinois children, these are the unacceptable conditions they encounter every day while walking or biking to school.

Unsafe streets put our kids at risk of not only traumatic injuries, but a lack of physical activity and the associated dangers, such as obesity and chronic disease.

Are you as tired of this story as we are? Help us change it.

Take our short survey to document your experiences biking and walking near schools.

You can also tell us how you’d like to be involved in our upcoming campaign to get more kids walking and biking to school in Illinois.

Click here to share your experiences about walking and biking near schools in Illinois.