Between 2006 and 2012, people driving cars hit nearly 19,000 children who were walking or biking in Illinois, and 54 percent of those children were hit within one block of a school.
The mission of Active Transportation Alliance is to make bicycling, walking and public transit so safe, convenient and fun that we will achieve a significant shift from environmentally harmful, sedentary travel to clean, active travel. We advocate for transportation that encourages and promotes safety, physical activity, health, recreation, social interaction, equity, environmental stewardship and resource conservation.
We envision a Chicagoland that is a fun and healthy place to live, work and play.
This Chicagoland is home to a multitude of transportation options that enable all residents to easily and safely reach any destination. Our 20-year Vision outlines our strategies, outcomes and benchmarks. We envision the region with half as many crashes and where half of all trips are made by walking, biking and transit.
This is how we reach those goals
Build a movement around active transportation
Increase safety and encourage physical activity
Create a world-class transportation network