The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The mission of Active Transportation Alliance 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. We advocate for transportation that encourages and promotes safety, physical activity, health, recreation, social interaction, equity, environmental stewardship and resource conservation.

This Chicagoland is home to a multitude of transportation options that enable all residents to easily and safely reach any destination. Our 20-year Vision outlines our strategies, outcomes and benchmarks.We envision the region with half as many crashes and where half of all trips are made by walking, biking and transit.

This is how we reach those goals

  • Build a movement around active transportation
  • Increase safety and encourage physical activity
  • Create a world-class transportation network

Partner Category: Civic and Non-Profit Organization

Centennial Activities

Sunday, September 13, 2009 7:00am to 5:00pm

Bike Burnham's Dream: Boulevard Lakefront Tour

Active Transportation Alliance

Participants can explore the treasures of Chicago's vivid history on bike in the 21st annual Boulevard Lakefront Tour on Sunday, Sept. 13. Ride along Chicago's grand boulevards, lush parks and historic neighborhoods. Choose from 15-, 27-, 35- or 62-mile routes that immerse you in Chicago’s stories and culture. Registration includes a T-shirt, rest and water stops, and a ride-guide detailing points of interest. Post-ride festivities include a picnic lunch on Goose Island and live music.

Saturday, August 1, 2009 8:30am to 2:00pm

Open Streets

Active Transportation Alliance

See what it’s like when streets are filled with people and the street becomes your playground. Open Streets--celebrates Chicago's boulevards that were part of the Burnham Plan--and  will give friends and families the chance to enjoy the streets the way they want: biking, dancing, playing, walking and more!

The free event combines last year’s two Sunday Parkways event into one huge eight-mile event. Like last year, Open Streets will span from Logan Square to Little Village, passing through Humboldt Park, North Lawndale and Garfield Park along the way.

Active Transportation Alliance

Website: http://www.openstreetschicag...

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