Did You Know?

While the Chicago region’s population grew by 18 percent since 1980, the traffic increased by 66 percent in the same period.

Protect funding for active transportation

As you probably know, there are efforts are underway by the new leadership in the U.S. Congress to pare down federal spending. We are expecting that some programs dear to active transportation supporters may be threatened. Fortunately, you can help protect funding for these programs.

Contact your representative in congress today and urge them to refrain from cutting funding for Transportation Enhancements grants, Safe Routes to School programs, Congestion Mititgation and Air Quality Improvement initiatives, and the 402 Safety program.

Active Transportation Alliance staff and members will be lobbying our elected officials at the Bike Summit March 8-10 in Washington DC. Please contact us at 312.427.3325 or if you can join us in Washington DC.