Did You Know?

The Chicago region’s current hub-and-spoke transit system leaves nearly half a million Cook County residents stranded in transit deserts.

Top transit suburbs

The Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University recently issued a report ranking Northeast Illinois suburban communities for their transit service and access to transit. Click here to read the full report.

/To no surprise, 11 of the top transit suburbs are places where Active Transportation Alliance has worked to improve transit and bike/pedestrian connections to transit services.

You might not know that Active Trans has planners on staff who help communities become more transit-friendly. We also have dedicated suburban outreach managers who educate and empower local communities to be transit-friendly.

There are so many great places to visit in the top transit suburbs.

  • Wilmette (#2 on the list) is a gateway to the North Branch Trail and, of course, Lake Michigan.
  • Wheaton (#6 on the list) is on the Illinois Prairie Path.
  • Des Plaines (#9 on the list) has great connections to Cook County Forest Preserves and a vibrant downtown.

Would you like better transit service in your community? Join Active Trans' Riders for Better Transit Campaign.

Pictured right is downtown Wilmette.