4th Annual Break The Gridlock Conference

Break the Gridlock: Overcoming Car Dependency

Our fourth annual conference bringing together transportation advocates, planners, and policymakers to create a sustainable and equitable Chicago transportation system

Saturday, October 18, 2003
11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pulaski Park Fieldhouse
1419 W. Blackhawk St.
Chicago, Illinois

The Pulaski Park Fieldhouse is easily accessible from the CTA Blue Line Division Street stop, #56 Milwaukee bus, #9 Ashland bus, or #70 Division Street bus.

2003 Conference Speakers:

Lt. Governor of Illinois

"Grassroots democracy works best when there is a healthy give-and-take of ideas."
--Pat Quinn

Pat Quinn has served the people of Illinois - both as a citizen and public official - for over a quarter century. Since 1975, Quinn has organized grassroots petition drives that have garnered more than 4 million signatures for consumer protection laws, tax reform, and giving citizens a stronger voice in government.


An award-winning San Francisco film and videomaker (Return of the Scorcher, We Are Traffic) for over fifteen years, Ted White has for the last several years focused on creating documentaries which promote transportation alternatives with an emphasis on bicycles.

Ted White's lecture/presentation "Traffic Calming and Beyond: Changing the Mindset" features excerpts from his upcoming video on traffic calming, mixed use development and bike paths.

He will also discuss ways to address the divide between car culture and bike culture.

Plus: -Review of BTG Action Areas
* Campaign for a Free and Clear Lakefront
* Chicago Blueways
* Cycling Sisters
* Bike Winter
* Ban Car Alarms
* Zoning for Transportation Equity Coalition
* Gray Line
* Friends of the Bloomingdale Trail

-After-Conference Social at The Handlebar, 2311 W. North Ave., Chicago

To Register:

Send your check for $10 to

Break the Gridlock
1573 N. Milwaukee #447
Chicago, IL 60622-2009

Pre-register online at

Registration at the door is $15.

*** Complimentary lunch (provided by The Handlebar) included for all registrants! ***

Break the Gridlock is an umbrella organization which empowers activists to work for a sane, sensible, and sustainable transportation policy. Our efforts are directed toward community outreach and education as well as making our voice heard by those who make policy.