Julie requested I edit this thread to include CBF in the title. So, enjoy chainlinkers.
Thanks to all members that have emailed (email@example.com). Rob, our executive director tried to address some of the concerns in a blog on our site http://www.activetrans.org/blog/we-are-listening
I'm also available to chat if anyone wants to call me 312.427.3325x287.
Thanks all, I hope that our work over the next few months shows that we deserve your membership.
I wanted to respond to some questions, thoughts and concerns that you've posted.
This change means exciting things for our bicycling members! Our work to improve the overall transportation culture will only strengthen our bicycle advocacy.
And we are certainly not going to stop fighting for bike wins around the region. Check out our member newsletter and website as we move forward to see what we’ll continue doing for bicycling.
We heard you: 97% of our members’ want us encourage healthy and active transportation options through our work.
We have more information about the change and its background on our website www.activetrans.org
. We will have copies of speeches from our Member Meeting, FAQs (http://www.activetrans.org/our-new-name/faq
) and other opportunities to learn more about the change.
We hope our members won’t give up on us right after this change. You have stuck with us for nearly 25 years and improving transportation relies on you! Members and the public may submit comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organizationally we’ve been working towards this for years. Our strategic plan has two primary goals for 2026: reduce crashes in the region by 50% and ensure that 50 percent of all trips made are by biking, walking and transit.
Our plan and extensive research lead our board of directors on a two-year project to expand our mission and change our name.
We are a $4 million organization with more than 6,000 members and a staff of nearly 40. So of course some may think we’re going corporate with this change but I believe that we’re the region’s non-profit transportation advocacy group that gets things done.
We will keep winning for bikes and will win bigger when we’re also fighting for walking and transit.
I’m proud to be a member and to work at the Active Transportation Alliance.