As voters in Chicago prepare to vote in runoff elections on April 7 for mayor and 19 city council seats, suburban voters will go to the polls that same day to elect leaders with the potential to shape the future of biking, walking and public transit in the suburbs.
Based on input from our members and supporters throughout the region, we have released our 2015 Suburban Active Transportation Platform.
Like our city platform, the suburban platform urges candidates to support building safer streets and trails for everyone, and promoting safe and responsible among all users of the road.
Specific action items include the following:
While Active Trans does not endorse candidates, we encourage suburban members and supporters to talk to members of their communities about these critical bike/walk/transit issues and ask candidates to share their views.
Social media and your local bike shops and clubs can be great venues to connect with members and supporters in your community.
We’ve compiled the following list of possible questions for suburban candidates as a guide, and we urge you to develop your own based on local insight and information.
You can register to vote or update your registration on the State Board of Elections website until Tuesday, March 7, and grace period registration continues through April 4.
Photo courtesy of bikepedimages.org; Dan Burden.