Join TechNexus and the Active Transportation Alliance for a transportation talk about the latest trends in urban mobility and technology, and how these sectors can work together to affect positive change for the people of Chicago and its biggest economic drivers.
Chicago's transportation landscape is changing rapidly as new technologies like ride hailing services and autonomous vehicles emerge, and as residents are demanding better ways to get around. Meanwhile, the local tech economy is booming. Tech companies and their employees want communities that are vibrant and easy to navigate on foot, bike, and public transit.
Future tech growth will depend in part on how well Chicago delivers these features. For example, does Chicago continue to build out its bike network? How will the city maintain a healthy public transit system given competition from ride hailing? And will the reconstruction of North Lake Shore Drive include a new transit line to relieve CTA congestion and convert drivers to transit riders?
Now more than ever, it's critical for tech leaders to speak up and make sure Chicago builds public spaces and transportation systems that attract more tech growth while also meeting the needs of all Chicagoans.
WHEN: Wednesday February 7th at 6pm
WHERE: TechNexus - 20 North Wacker Drive #1200, Chicago, IL
RSVP: Email [email protected] with subject line "tech event"
TAKE ACTION! Sign and share our letter to Mayor Emanuel and City Council calling for a bike walk fund in the city budget and more local transit investment
Free event. Beverages and light snacks provided.