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Nearly five children are hit by people driving every day in Illinois while walking or biking within one block of a school.

Legislative Roundup – Thank You Edition

Thank you for making the 2009 Illinois legislative session a success!

Your commitment to walking, biking and transit pushed us to secure huge wins:

  • Increased Safe Routes to School Funding
  • Creation of School Transportation Task Force
  • Distracted driving bills (partial bans on talking on cell phones and text messaging while driving)
  • Requirement for Metra to accept credit cards
  • Providing bicyclists and pedestrians access to compensation in hit and run crashes
  • Protecting electric bike riders rights
Thanks to our legislative champions for biking, walking and transit:
Sen. Heather Steans, Sen. Michael Bond, Sen. James Meeks, Sen. Martin Sandoval
Sen. Pamela Althoff, Sen. Edward Maloney, Rep. Luis Arroyo, Rep. Elaine Nekritz, Rep. John D’Amico, Rep. Robert Pritchard, Rep. Greg Harris, House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie
 
We could not have done it without you. Active Transportation Alliance is your voice for better biking, walking and transit. Throughout the year we have campaigns that create healthy streets filled with healthy people. 
 

Please check back at the blog at www.activetrans.org for more information on our ongoing campaigns.  If you have any suggestions for next year's legislative agenda, email dan@activetrans.org or call 312.427.3325 x229.