Every day in Chicagoland there are more than 800 traffic crashes. Of those, about 150 drivers will flee the scene. On average, Chicagoland has more than one traffic fatality every day. Another 24 people are seriously injured every day. Crashes cost the Chicago area resident $1,000 each year.
Most of these crashes are cars crashing into other cars, but these car crashes are not isolated events - many happen on streets filled with innocent passersby, pedestrians and bicyclists. These passersby are the people most vulnerable to serious injury and death.
Active Transportation Alliance. 2009.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Crashes in Illinois:
This Summer, Moving Design will initiate their next call to action around bicycle safety in Chicago. Focusing on Logan Square and transforming it into Chicago’s first hub for safe, active mobility, where pedestrians and bikers rule. This community will serve as a model for other neighborhoods intent on improving quality of life, public safety and health, and community cohesion across the city.
Become Our Sponsor
To plan, coordinate, document and bring this initiative to life, Moving Design needs your support. Consider sponsoring Moving Design's 2011 Call to Action: An Intervention on Bicycle Safety.
Moving Design co-founder Rick Valicenti invites passionate, fearless, and brilliant designers to join forces this summer. Come together to advance powerful ideas in response to the need for bicycle safety and awareness in the City of Chicago. During 12 evening sessions over 6 weeks, you will convert design into tangible and real social currency.
A select group of over 40 designers, architects, planners, and visionaries will:
penetrate our neighborhoods.
broadcast our process.
design experiences across mediums.
engage the public
on August 28, 2011 in Logan Square.
We will change public point of view.
July 18 - August 28, 2011
Mondays, 6-9 pm
Wednesdays, 6-9 pm
Moving Design is a coalition of designers and artists, working with community partners, leading initiatives that inspire change through the power of design. We use creativity as a catalyst for change, moving our community to action.
Moving Design is focused on bringing together the brightest designers to shed light on issues that remain unseen and unheard. Through creative initiatives on pressing issues, Moving Design engages, informs, and activates the public.
Our Community Partner
Active Transportation Alliance
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.
For more information, visit activetrans.org