Riding a bicycle should be safe and easy — no matter your age, ability, or where you live.

Through advocacy, education, and good old-fashioned fun, we are committed to promoting bikes as a safe, healthy, affordable, and environmentally-friendly way to get around.

Throughout Chicagoland, many people would like to use bikes for transportation, but too few feel safe and comfortable doing so. That’s why we pursue a comprehensive strategy to remove the roadblocks preventing more people from taking to the streets on two wheels.

From working to allow bikes on local trains to urging elected officials to invest in safer and better bike infrastructure, Active Transportation Alliance is helping to transform Chicagoland into the most bike-friendly region in the country.


Bicycling Campaigns

We work with local residents and community leaders to create more convenient biking options.

Bikeways for All

  In recent years, bicycling in Chicago has transformed from a fringe activity to a mainstream mode of transportation, opening up the benefits...

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Bike Walk Every Town

What is Bike Walk Every Town? Walkable communities, high quality bike lanes and easy-to-use public transportation: These are not pipe dreams, but attainable goals...

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Chicago River Trail

The idea of a river trail is not a new one. At least as far back as Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan for Chicago,...

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Trail Connect Chicagoland

The Chicago area provides opportunities to enjoy more than 1,100 miles of trails that crisscross the region. Not only are these trails fabulous recreational assets,...

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