Planning & Consulting

Every community can benefit from a friendly, safe bicycling and walking environment. At the Active Transportation Alliance, that’s a core belief.

Our planning and engineering staff have the experience, credibility and talent to take on any bicycle or pedestrian planning project that your community needs.

We’ve led projects on large and small scales, working with a variety of clients in Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana from school districts to the City of Chicago.

Some of our services include bicycle master planning and policy development, pedestrian master planning, bikeway planning and design, GIS network analysis and mapping, bicycle education and safety programming and bicycle-related technical assistance.

And as a non-profit, member-supported organization, our services are within the reach of every community, county or region. When you sign us onto a project, you get an even greater return – you help support our mission to improve active transportation around the region.

Ready to get started? Contact David Powe, Director of Planning and Technical Assistance, at or 312.216.0467.



We have worked with a variety of clients, including:

  • Bureau of Traffic Bikeways Program
  • Bureau of Traffic Bicycle Parking Program
  • Bureau of Bridges and Transit
  • Chicago Department of Transportation
  • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • City of Des Plaines
  • City of Evanston
  • City of Memphis, Tenn.
  • Cook County Department of Public Health
  • Illinois Department of Public Health
  • Matteson School District 159
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • North Central Council of Mayors
  • Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Council
  • Northwest Municipal Conference
  • South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association
  • Southwest Suburban Council of Mayors
  • Town of Lowell, Ind.
  • Village of Alsip
  • Village of Downers Grove
  • Village of Oak Park
  • Village of Oak Lawn
  • Village of Palos Park
  • Village of Wheaton
  • Village of Wheeling
  • Village of Wilmette
  • Village of Winfield
  • West Central Council of Mayors
  • West Chicago School District 33


What others are saying about us

“The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation (now the Active Transportation Alliance) provided the City of Chicago with an impressive level of expertise as consultants for Chicago’s Bike 2015 Plan. This plan is far-reaching in its scope and innovative in its vision. The Chicagoland Bicycle Federation seamlessly came aboard and continue to be critical in the plan’s execution.”  Ben Gomberg, former Bike Program director, City of Chicago


“I can’t say enough good things about Active Transportation Alliance and the work they did for the City of Berwyn. They were extremely professional and knowledgeable.  They were able to work with a variety of groups and viewpoints and produce documents that really represented the community.”  Kurtis Pozsgay, Berwyn Development Corporation


 “I have tremendous respect for the Active Transportation Alliance as an organization. I am very impressed by the abilities of their dedicated, talented and professional staff.  Their efforts are always efficient, organized, detail oriented and client-focused. The high level of commitment they demonstrated to the Village of Schaumburg is virtually unmatched to any other experience I’ve had with consultant firms throughout my 20 plus year career in transportation.” Richard Bascomb, Village of Schaumburg