Active Transportation Alliance (Chicago, IL)

Work Address

  • Organization Name:Active Transportation Alliance
  • Address:9 W. Hubbard Street
    Suite 402
    Chicago, IL 60654
    United States

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of Active Transportation Alliance (Active Trans) 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. For over 25 years, we have advocated for transportation that encourages and promotes safety, physical activity, health, recreation, social interaction, equity, environmental stewardship, and resource conservation. Our Strategic Plan outlines a 20-year vision for a safer, cleaner, healthier and more livable region, in which half of all trips are made by walking, biking or transit, with half as many traffic crashes.

  • History:
  • Active Trans began life in 1987 as the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, an all-volunteer organization of bicyclists who sought to promote bicycling and fight for the safety of bicyclists on the road. Along the way, we attracted members, donors, and political allies through years of respected work in bicycle safety, planning, and promotion. Since 1999, more than $100 million worth of trails, bike lanes, bike racks and other projects became a reality because Active Trans was there helping, asking, training and working. In 2008, we introduced a new brand and expanded mission statement to include advocating for pedestrians and transit users. And now, over 25 years after our founding, Active Trans has grown to be the largest advocacy organization for walking, biking and transit in the U.S. Now, our 7,000 members and 40 professional staff, along with our donors and partners, stand poised to take on the next 25 years to make Chicagoland the most walkable, bikeable and transit friendly region in the country.

  • Year established:1987
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None

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