When it comes to making our streets safer and better for walking, biking, and public transit, change starts from the ground up. Active Trans works with community leaders throughout the region to support grassroots action to drive our mission forward. And we need your help. 

Click on the map below to find out about grassroots advocacy happening in your neck of the woods and how to connect with other local leaders.

Your local active transportation news in the West Suburbs — new bridge over County Farm Road provides trail connectivity, Lombard moves forward on active transportation, don't miss out on the Kickstand Classic in Bartlett, protected bike lanes debut in Aurora, new Suburban Bikeways for All report coming out soon, and a spotlight on the West Suburban Active Transportation Council.
Your local active transportation news in the South Suburbs — I&M trail extension has huge potential, better transit for the south suburbs via the Modern Metra Electric, new map for Northwest Indiana, don't miss our new Suburban Bikeways for All report coming out later this summer, and rapid bus service in the works for Gary, Indiana.
Your local active transportation news in the North Suburbs — new suburban bikeways report coming out soon, Evanston event on Aug. 30 to celebrate Divvy and discuss local advocacy, rapid transit coming to Dempster Street, and lots of community events.
As one of the largest central business districts in the world, Chicago's downtown is also home to thousands of residents who are passionate about making it safe and easy to walk, bike, and use transit in their neighborhoods.
Your local active transportation news in West and Southwest Chicago — bike giveaway in North Lawndale, Community Leadership Network meet-up, safe crossings for pedestrians in Austin, Blue Line Forest Park Branch gets an upgrade, upcoming neighborhood planning meeting in West Town, and North Lawndale's focus on improving transit.
Your local active transportation news in South Chicago — better transit for south Chicagoland via the Modern Metra Electric, Community Leadership Network meet-up, Big Marsh bike park lacks adequate access, separate biking and walking trails coming to the lakefront from 31st to 51st Streets, and CDOT's free bike riding classes.
Your local active transportation news in North Chicago — support the #11 bus by drinking beer, no fatality on our streets is acceptable, Manor greenway needs your support, and Wicker Park Bucktown master planning process.