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.
What is the Chicago Leadership Network?
Walkable communities, high quality bike lanes and a strong public transportation system: These are not pipe dreams, but attainable goals that will make our region more sustainable, healthier and more equitable.
You can be a part of making these goals a reality by joining the Chicago Leadership Network, the Active Transportation Alliance’s network of leaders in the active transportation movement.
The network will help you connect with likeminded individuals who are interested in building the movement for more active transportation options and access the resources needed to strengthen biking, walking, and transit in your community.
You can get involved by participating in our quarterly networking meetups and other events. See below for ways to get involved and to learn about our advocacy resources.
Participating in the Chicago Leadership Network will allow you to:
How to get involved
>> Sign up for our monthly Leadership Network Bulletin
Email email@example.com to get on the email list for monthly updates, resources, announcements and event updates.
>> Connect with other local advocates
The Chicago Leadership Network will host networking events on a quarterly basis to bring together the leaders of the active transportation movement, like you! To suggest a topic to discuss or if you would like to host an event in your community, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
>> Commit to carrying out your campaign. The Chicago Leadership Training is open to anyone interested in developing a campaign to improve biking and walking in their community.
Here's how you can get started:
>> Request a Leadership Training workshop
Active Trans has developed curriculum to help advocates build their own campaigns. Contact email@example.com to schedule a leadership training workshop in your community.
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