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

Springfield Update – It's all good news

On Wednesday, the Illinois General Assembly passed two initiative championed by Active Transportation Alliance. Both bills now go to Gov. Pat Quinn for his likely signature. 

SB 2951 will create a new crime for motorists who drive to close to, toward or near cyclists and pedestrians. The bill will give policy a new tool to help ensure safer roads for everyone. Thank you to Sen. Silverstein and Rep. Sente for sponsoring this bill. This marks freshmen Rep. Carol Sente's first bill adopted. Congrats Representative! We look forward to a long partnership. 

The General Assembly also passed SB 2804. This bill, a joint initiative with Illinois Municipal League, will allow many suburbs to lower speed limits on residential streets. Thank you to the overwhelming bi-partisan coalition that supposed SB 2804. 

For more information on Active Trans' legislative agenda go to www.activetrans.org.