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.

Chicago Downtown


Downtown Chicago is one of the largest central business districts in the world, with more than half a million people commuting to work in and around the Loop every day.

But the downtown area is also home to thousands of residents that are passionate about making it safe and easy to walk, bike, and use transit in their neighborhoods.

Get the latest updates on local advocacy in this region as well as contact information for Active Trans staff members, grassroots advocacy groups and community based organizations that work in the region.

If you are interested in learning more about any of the information provided on this page, please feel free to contact Kyle Whitehead: or 312-216-0473.


Local Community Resources

Chicago Loop Alliance

Greater North Michigan Avenue Association

Streeterville Organization of Active Residents (SOAR)


Central Loop Community Areas

Loop, Near North, Near South