2A Creating healthier streets for sustainable transportation
Presenter: Tony Giron
Biking and walking are healthy, affordable, fun and green forms of transportation. The Active Transportation Alliance empowers Chicagoans to address barriers that stand in the way of biking and walking in their neighborhoods.
Better Blocks workshops help neighbors at the block level to develop action plans for common problems such as a lack of lighting, speeding cars, and poor sidewalks. Active Trans also provides support to Transportation Advisory Committees at the ward level pursuing projects to improve street conditions. Learn about these approaches as well as how to conduct a walkability assessment to bring safer and healthier streets to your neighborhood.