Complete Streets Coalition
The Chicagoland Complete Streets Coalition serves as a forum for learning and networking in order to advance Complete Streets implementation in the greater Chicago region.
Coalition meetings are open to anyone interested in Complete Streets. The meetings are held quarterly, and our membership includes representatives from villages, cities, councils of governments, public health organizations, and local and regional government agencies involved with transportation and the built environment.
To be added to the Coalition e-mail list, please email Maggie Czerwinski at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will add you to the Chicagoland Complete Streets Google Group.
See below for information about upcoming meetings, resources, funding opportunities, and more.
- In-person Complete Streets Coalition meetings are currently on pause during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, funding opportunities and relevant online webinar and engagement opportunities will be shared with the CS Coalition Google Group. To be added to the email list, please email Maggie Czerwinski at email@example.com.
- Complete Streets Implementation virtual training – June 10, 2021, 11:30am to 1pm. Register here.
Meeting Notes and Recordings
- ITEP Webinar Series: IDOT’s 2020 Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) will provide $105.6 million in state and federal funding for walking, biking, and trail projects around the state. In collaboration with the Illinois Public Health Institute, we hosted a three-part webinar series to help communities develop successful applications.
- Barriers and Solutions to Complete Streets, December 2019 (recording, notes from brainstorm) – Speakers: Kyle Whitehead (Active Transportation Alliance), Lindsay Bayley (CMAP)
- Bike Share Panel, May 2019 (recording, notes) – Speakers: Jean Sheerin (Cook County Forest Preserve), Roopa Anjanappa (City of Aurora), Sean Wiedel (Chicago Department of Transportation)
- Transportation Funding Panel, October 2018 (notes) – Speakers: Erin Aleman (CMAP, formerly IDOT), Tim Gustafson (Epstein), Tricia Hyland (CMAP), Doug Ferguson (CMAP), Tomohiko Music (Cook County)
Field Trip Photos
- Funding opportunities for walking and biking
- Regional policy tracker
- Local policy examples
- CMAP Complete Streets Toolkit
- ATA Complete Streets Resources
- National Complete Streets Coalition
- Model Complete Streets Policy (word doc)
- Webinar: Complete Streets 101 (youtube)
Mission & Vision
Mission: The Complete Streets Coalition is a network of decision makers, government staff, and advocates who gather to advocate for complete streets and sustainable, healthy, and equitable transportation in the Chicagoland region through professional development, peer-learning, knowledge sharing, and policy advocacy.
Vision: We envision a future where all Chicagoland communities offer a safe, convenient and connected transportation environment with abundant walking, bicycling and transit options available for all ages and abilities.
- Lindsay Bayley, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
- Bill Murray, City of Calumet
- Tomohiko Music, Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways
- Jim Merrell, Active Transportation Alliance
- Maggie Melin Czerwinski, Active Transportation Alliance