Improving your neighborhood can feel impossible

We know the helpless feeling of trying to change big things that make your community better.

If you’re like us, you’ve dreamed of making scary places better for people – place where you wouldn’t want your kids to go because cars go too fast, or you fear for their safety. Places where the elderly or disabled would get stuck. Places that feel like they’re designed for cars instead of people.

The ATC is the place for you.

Since 2017 we have worked together as a volunteer coalition of individuals, non-profits, companies, and government entities. We’ve done a lot of amazing projects, but they’re all for one goal – to create stronger communities through active transportation.

We started out as a small group of passionate individuals who wanted to make walking a bit easier for people in Fort Wayne. We hosted an Active Living Workshop through Health by Design and Purdue Extension in early 2017, then volunteers worked with AARP to launch our first demonstration project – the Columbia Avenue Better Block. It demonstrated how a busy intersection could be reimagined so that cars would slow to the posted speed limits, and pedestrians could move about more safely and comfortably.

What started as a few volunteers has grown into a powerhouse group who advocates for places where people can walk and bike safely, and we work collaboratively with decision makers to test unique and out-of-the-box solutions to hard transportation problems.

We believe people shouldn’t have to use a car every time they leave their house, and they deserve the opportunity to walk about, and bike to where they want to go. This increases physical activity, improves connections to their neighborhood, and connects them to local business near their home.

The Active Transportation Coalition can help you make that dream a reality.

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