Chicago Metropolitan Agency For Planning (CMAP)
Chicago Metropolitan Agency For Planning
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP developed and now leads the implementation of GO TO 2040, metropolitan Chicago’s first comprehensive regional plan in more than 100 years. To address anticipated population growth of more than 2 million new residents, GO TO 2040 establishes coordinated strategies that help the region’s 284 communities address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues.
Our Involvement With Healthy Hotspot
Through CMAP’s Local Technical Assistance (LTA) program, the agency works with local government, nonprofits, intergovernmental organizations, and residents in Cook County to improve conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists. We strive to create safe, accessible pedestrian environments; encourage the planning of sidewalks and bikeways; increase connectivity between jobs, housing, schools, and parks; and promote walking and bicycling as efficient, healthy, and fun ways to travel.