July 13, 2020

CMAP Weekly Update

CMAP Weekly Update

Learn more about CMAP’s vision for the region

As the planning agency for northeastern Illinois, we are passionate about helping communities prosper. In this video, learn from our staff about our work to improve regional transportation, prepare for climate change, and grow the economy for all. We invite you to share our video and let us know how you’re helping realize this vision.

 

Community Data Snapshots updated

Updated Community Data Snapshots are now available for all municipalities, counties, and Chicago Community Areas in the CMAP region. The Community Data Snapshots are a series of data profiles that feature demographic, housing, transportation, employment, land use, and water data from multiple sources. The data used in the snapshots are publicly available on the CMAP Data Hub.

 

Choosing cars over transit could increase congestion, slow productivity in region

With more offices reopening under Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, a new CMAP analysis found that if 25 percent of the pre-COVID transit trips are replaced by car trips, drivers throughout the region spend an extra 193,000 hours on the road each weekday. The additional commute time could equate to more than $1.2 billion annually in productivity costs to the region. Read the full story on our website.

 

Watch the CMAP City Club speech online

CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman spoke to City Club of Chicago on Tuesday, June 30, about CMAP's core focus areas and her vision for the agency's continued work to build a more equitable and prosperous region. Watch the full speech online.

 

Webinar: Metropolitan planning organizations and the COVID-19 pandemic

Learn about how metropolitan planning organizations are responding to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to contain it. On Thursday, July 16, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman will join the Chicago Central Area Committee and the Alliance for Regional Development to discuss related planning efforts and the status on regional transportation projects.

Kevin Muhs, Executive Director of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, and Ty Warner, Executive Director of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, will also discuss issues across Chicago’s tri-state megaregion. Register for the webinar to learn about how metropolitan planners are responding to the crisis.

 

Sustainability leadership training

The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) is now recruiting for its Fall 2020 Sustainability Leadership Training Series, which will be held online. To participate, you must be an adult resident of the city of Chicago, attend an orientation, and submit an application. Learn more at the C3 web page, including orientation dates.

 

Surface Transportation Project public outreach meeting

The McHenry Council of Mayors is holding an outreach meeting to gather public comments for the Surface Transportation Projects program. It is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the Council of Mayors, the program, and projects. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m., on the McHenry County Department of Transportation Facebook page and on Zoom.

 

Surface Transportation Projects open for public comment

Throughout this summer, the 11 Councils of Mayors in the region and the City of Chicago will seek public comment on draft programs of Surface Transportation Projects for federal fiscal years 2021-2025. Projects include maintenance, modernization, and expansion of the region’s highways, bikeways, pedestrian, and transit systems.

Currently the Lake, McHenry, South, and Southwest councils and the City of Chicago are accepting comments. Comment periods, draft programs, and links with more information are available on CMAP's website. Comments should be sent to the listed contact for each council before the closing date of the comment period.

 

Events

STP Project Selection Committee
CMAP GoTo Meeting
July 16, 2020
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
More information

CMAQ Project Selection Committee
CMAP GoTo Meeting
July 16, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
More information

Unemployment Benefits Webinar
Chicago Association of Realtors
July 13, 2020
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
More information

The Urgency of Climate Action
Loyola University Chicago
July 14, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

McHenry County Council of Mayors Surface Transportation Program
McHenry County Division of Transportation
July 14, 2020
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

The Role of Technology in Reopening our Economy
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
July 15, 2020
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
More information

GreenBuilt Home Series: Deep Energy Retrofits
GreenBuilt Home Tour
July 15, 2020
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
More information

Mobility is Justice
Metropolitan Planning Council
July 16, 2020
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
More information

A Changing Climate, A Changing Ocean
University of Chicago Alumni Club of Chicago
July 22, 2020
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

 

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CMAP Weekly Update

Learn more about CMAP’s vision for the region

As the planning agency for northeastern Illinois, we are passionate about helping communities prosper. In this video, learn from our staff about our work to improve regional transportation, prepare for climate change, and grow the economy for all. We invite you to share our video and let us know how you’re helping realize this vision.

 

Community Data Snapshots updated

Updated Community Data Snapshots are now available for all municipalities, counties, and Chicago Community Areas in the CMAP region. The Community Data Snapshots are a series of data profiles that feature demographic, housing, transportation, employment, land use, and water data from multiple sources. The data used in the snapshots are publicly available on the CMAP Data Hub.

 

Choosing cars over transit could increase congestion, slow productivity in region

With more offices reopening under Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, a new CMAP analysis found that if 25 percent of the pre-COVID transit trips are replaced by car trips, drivers throughout the region spend an extra 193,000 hours on the road each weekday. The additional commute time could equate to more than $1.2 billion annually in productivity costs to the region. Read the full story on our website.

 

Watch the CMAP City Club speech online

CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman spoke to City Club of Chicago on Tuesday, June 30, about CMAP's core focus areas and her vision for the agency's continued work to build a more equitable and prosperous region. Watch the full speech online.

 

Webinar: Metropolitan planning organizations and the COVID-19 pandemic

Learn about how metropolitan planning organizations are responding to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to contain it. On Thursday, July 16, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman will join the Chicago Central Area Committee and the Alliance for Regional Development to discuss related planning efforts and the status on regional transportation projects.

Kevin Muhs, Executive Director of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, and Ty Warner, Executive Director of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, will also discuss issues across Chicago’s tri-state megaregion. Register for the webinar to learn about how metropolitan planners are responding to the crisis.

 

Sustainability leadership training

The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) is now recruiting for its Fall 2020 Sustainability Leadership Training Series, which will be held online. To participate, you must be an adult resident of the city of Chicago, attend an orientation, and submit an application. Learn more at the C3 web page, including orientation dates.

 

Surface Transportation Project public outreach meeting

The McHenry Council of Mayors is holding an outreach meeting to gather public comments for the Surface Transportation Projects program. It is open to anyone who would like to learn more about the Council of Mayors, the program, and projects. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14, at 6:00 p.m., on the McHenry County Department of Transportation Facebook page and on Zoom.

 

Surface Transportation Projects open for public comment

Throughout this summer, the 11 Councils of Mayors in the region and the City of Chicago will seek public comment on draft programs of Surface Transportation Projects for federal fiscal years 2021-2025. Projects include maintenance, modernization, and expansion of the region’s highways, bikeways, pedestrian, and transit systems.

Currently the Lake, McHenry, South, and Southwest councils and the City of Chicago are accepting comments. Comment periods, draft programs, and links with more information are available on CMAP's website. Comments should be sent to the listed contact for each council before the closing date of the comment period.

 

Events

STP Project Selection Committee
CMAP GoTo Meeting
July 16, 2020
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
More information

CMAQ Project Selection Committee
CMAP GoTo Meeting
July 16, 2020
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
More information

Unemployment Benefits Webinar
Chicago Association of Realtors
July 13, 2020
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
More information

The Urgency of Climate Action
Loyola University Chicago
July 14, 2020
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
More information

McHenry County Council of Mayors Surface Transportation Program
McHenry County Division of Transportation
July 14, 2020
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

The Role of Technology in Reopening our Economy
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
July 15, 2020
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
More information

GreenBuilt Home Series: Deep Energy Retrofits
GreenBuilt Home Tour
July 15, 2020
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
More information

Mobility is Justice
Metropolitan Planning Council
July 16, 2020
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
More information

A Changing Climate, A Changing Ocean
University of Chicago Alumni Club of Chicago
July 22, 2020
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
More information

 

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