Active Trans Surveys Local Candidates on Transportation

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The Active Transportation Alliance surveyed local mayoral and aldermanic candidates on their stances on a variety of biking, walking and transit issues earlier this year, the results of which came together to form Active Trans’ 2015 voter guide. While the organization does not endorse any candidates, the guide serves as an educational tool for those headed to the polls for tomorrow’s city election.
“Making our streets safer is a priority for voters in neighborhoods throughout Chicago,” Active Trans executive director Ron Burke said in a press release. “Candidates should explain their views on critical transportation issues facing our city if they’re hoping to lead it.”
Active Trans asked candidates about issues including pedestrian safety, bike lane expansion, Lakefront Trail separation between bikes and pedestrians and public transportation investment. The advocacy organization made its specific questions for those running for alderman and mayor available to the public and organized candidates’ responses into an online spreadsheet.
Chicago city elections began on Feb. 9 with early voting that concluded on Saturday and will resume tomorrow for Election Day itself. Polls open at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m. You can learn more about the city voting process, including your personal voter information, at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners website.