Our work in Chicago has given the city a reputation as one of the best cities for biking in the country. We have earned these accolades by advocating in the city government, forming partnerships and working as consultants on bicycling and pedestrian issues for the Chicago Department of Transportation.
We are strengthening this work so that we are able to reach across the city. Our community liaisons work in underserved neighborhoods to address inequalities, boost excitement and ensure that everyone in the city has access to safe, healthy and reliable options for biking, walking and transit.
Active Trans is working with a growing number of Chicago residents who are getting involved in their neighborhoods to encourage active transportation and help improve conditions for biking, walking and transit.
You can make a difference in your own back yard by participating in a local group, or by starting one if there isn’t one in your neighborhood yet. Transportation Advisory Committees may be organized by the local alderman’s office, by a community organization, or by an independent group of residents. Download our Transportation Advisory Committee Handbook (PDF) here.
Regardless of how they’re organized, these groups provide a crucial connection between aldermen and a voice of the community that cares about safer, more accessible streets for all Chicagoans.