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Active Trans releases 2015 Chicago voter guide on biking, walking and transit issues

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2015

 

Media Contact:
Ted Villaire
Active Transportation Alliance Communications Director
O: (312) 216-0484
C: (312) 563-1118 ted@activetrans.org

 

Active Trans Releases 2015 Chicago Voter Guide on Biking, Walking and Transit Issues

Guide features responses from mayoral and aldermanic candidates to advocacy group’s questionnaire

Chicago, Ill., February 5, 2015 – With Election Day three weeks away, Active Trans released its 2015 voter guide so Chicago voters can learn about the views of candidates in their ward on walking, biking and public transit issues.

The voter guide is composed of responses from candidates for mayor and alderman to a questionnaire the regional advocacy group sent to all candidates that will appear on this year’s ballot.

• Mayor: View the questionnaire and candidate’s responses

• Alderman: View the questionnaire and candidate’s responses

In the linked spreadsheets, click on a candidate’s name to view their complete response, including any additional comments they provided to each question. The spreadsheet includes two tabs, one for mayoral candidates and another for Chicagoans running for alderman.

“Making our streets safer is a priority for voters in neighborhoods throughout Chicago,” said Ron Burke, executive director of the Active Transportation Alliance. “Candidates should explain their views on critical transportation issues facing our city if they’re hoping to lead it.”

As a non-partisan 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, Active Trans does not endorse candidates. This voter guide is an educational resource to inform the general public and candidates for local office about current priorities for improving biking, walking and public transit, as identified by our members, supporters and staff.

You can learn more about the city elections taking place on February 24 and how you can vote from the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. Early voting starts Monday February 9.

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The Active Transportation Alliance is a non-profit, member-based advocacy organization that works to make bicycling, walking and public transit so safe, convenient and fun that we will achieve a significant shift from environmentally harmful, sedentary travel to clean, active travel. The organization builds a



movement around active transportation, encourages physical activity, increases safety and builds a world-class transportation network. Formerly the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, the Active Transportation Alliance is supported by more than 7,000 members and 1,000 volunteers. For more information about the Active Transportation Alliance, visit www.activetrans.org or call 312.427.3325.