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

Midlothian gears up for active transportation

Last week, 12 Midlothian community members gathered at their village hall to serve as Midlothian’s steering committee for the village's active transportation plan. The active transportation plan will change lifestyles in the community by giving it's residents far more opportunities to use their feet, bikes, Metra, and Pace as regular modes of transportation.

Active Trans will be completing an active transportation plan for Midlothian over the next months. The project is funded by PHIMC, Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago, in effort to decrease obesity with active transportation.

Midlothian wanted an active tranportation steering committee as diverse as their community, and that's what they got. It included Bremen High School staff and students, Midlothian Park District staff, community policing members, the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce president and residents.

Stay tuned as Active Trans helps communities throughout Chicagoland transform themselves by creating better access to active transporation.