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Walk Bike Transit

Walk Bike Transit is a political action committee working to ensure that candidates are aware of the importance of active transportation to healthy communities, as well as the constituency of voters to whom the issue is important.

Location: Chicago Metropolitan Area
Members: 63
Latest Activity: Mar 5

The Deal with Walk Bike Transit...

So here is the deal: This is a once in a generation election for the city of Chicago which means we need to come out strong...

We are working to organize coffees for Aldermanic and Mayoral Candidates (i.e. meet-and-greet events) at individuals homes (and occasionally) venues throughout the city.   For the aldermanic's we are doing this on a ward-by-ward basis so that candidates can speak directly to constituents (i.e. People who can vote for them); and we are trying to limit these events to constituents to increase our impact accordingly.  Unless of course you would be willing to write a check, in which case we don't care where you are from :) To find out what ward you live in, you can go to our website, and click on What ward do I live in?

We are trying to set these up in as many wards as possible (all 50 if we can make it happen). So if you are interested in helping organize/host a coffee in your ward then the next step would be a conversation with me.  We are also in the process of organizing for the mayoral candidates, which will of course be great for everyone to be involved in.

Thanks and wishing you all safe and warm riding, 


WBT, Director


-- Biking Rules.  Spread the word.


Discussion Forum

46th Ward Transportation Forum March 22 1 Reply

Hi everyone,Please join us March 22 for a forum focused on walking, biking and transit in the 46th Ward. The two candidates - James Cappleman and Molly Phelan - will join us for what should be a very…Continue

Started by Margo O'Hara. Last reply by Margo O'Hara Mar 22, 2011.

19th ward (Beverly, Morgan Park, Mt. Greenwood) 8 Replies

We're working on a candidate forum.  Our tentative date and location are as follows (pending confirmation from candidates that they're available and will attend): Tuesday February 1st at 8:00 p.m.…Continue

Tags: ward, 19th

Started by Anne Alt. Last reply by Anne Alt Mar 12, 2011.

City Clerk 6 Replies

Does anyone have any thoughts on the election for City Clerk? Just asking because when I got my sample ballot it was the only contested position that I hadn't heard much about any of the candidates.Continue

Started by Cameron 7.5 mi. Last reply by Liz Feb 18, 2011.

Rahm Emanuel 10 Replies

Rahm has no visible agenda towards alternative transportation issues, but has a link to hear about our ideas.

Started by igz. Last reply by igz Feb 7, 2011.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Nançois on March 5, 2024 at 10:15am

Hi! I have been out of the loop (literally) for seven years and now that I am working in the Loop again, I am really dismayed to find that the Bike Station in Millennium Park is no more. Where are people parking their bikes downtown these days? I need to find someplace safe as my office building does not have a bike room. Thanks!

Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on August 23, 2011 at 9:42am
Comment by Anne Alt on March 3, 2011 at 7:56pm
And here's that Reader story.
Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on March 3, 2011 at 5:35pm
Check out who is on the cover of today's Reader!
Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on February 24, 2011 at 6:51pm
Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on February 23, 2011 at 1:06am
We will be working in the 47th ward with Alderman Pawar to make safe streets and infrastructure for all.
Comment by igz on February 18, 2011 at 1:31pm
im starting to think that efforts should be directed at aldermans in non viable neighborhoods instead of wasting time talking with ones where the conditions are fair.  just a thought based or recent realizations
Comment by igz on February 18, 2011 at 8:49am
Y'all catch the debate last night?  Del Valle roused up a few applauses. Im wondering if he has a larger following than the media has been suggesting.
Comment by igz on February 15, 2011 at 1:30pm

there is also an evening with Ald. Walter Burnett , Jr. 27th Ward Alderman.

Architrave, Ltd. 1128 W. Chicago Ave - 2nd Floor

Tuesday, February 15th
...6:30pm ‐ 8pm


Comment by Julie Aberman (Hochstadter) on February 15, 2011 at 12:30pm

If you live in Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, etc and are in Ward 47th there is an aldermanic forum tonight, February 15th at 7 PM at Dank House.  Let's hear what the candidates have to say about biking and safe streets.


If anyone wants to meet for a drink or bite before or after message me


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