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

Pop-up complete streets projects

Pop-up demonstrations of complete streets projects are temporary street treatments that provide community members with a tangible visualization of how walking, bicycling, and public transit facilities can create safer, more engaging streets. 

Suburban Cook County municipalities hosted pop-up events in the summer and early fall of 2016. Here's a collection of videos that showcase five of those events:

Here's a general overview of how the pop-up events work and the ideas behind them.  

 

Each video below highlights pop-up complete streets events held in individual communities. Check 'em out.

Midlothian:

 

Richton Park 

 

Skokie

South Chicago Heights

 

South Chicago Heights (time lapse version)

 

Willow Springs

 

 

For more information about the pop-up events, please contact Heather Schady at heather@activetrans.org.

These demonstration projects are part of the Healthy HotSpot initiative. Healthy HotSpot is an initiative led by the Cook County Department of Public Health that aims to build healthy places in suburban Cook County through community partnerships. 

Thanks to Mark Lind for creating this series of videos for Active Trans and the local communities. 

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Temporary demonstrations of Complete Streets projects are lighter, cheaper, quicker street treatments that provide community members with a tangible visualization of how Complete Streets can transform the public right of way.