Blogs

Biking to the Loop is Getting Easier

I spent this past winter working in the Loop, and commuted by bike as much as I could. If it was windy, or I was pressed for time, I took Clark Street all the way downtown.
5 months 6 hours ago

Not So Different

Some people dismiss comparisons between our transportation culture and the culture in Europe--say the Netherlands--because things or people are “different” there.
5 months 6 hours ago

Parking: The Bigger Picture

The City of Evanston has increased parking rates, in case you haven’t heard, and swapped out coin-fed individual meters with Pay-by-Plate boxes and a smart phone parking app.
5 months 6 hours ago

Help Move Main Street (Maple to Hinman) Toward a Complete Street

The first public meeting for comment on proposed improvements to Main Street between Maple and Hinman is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15 at Lincoln School at 7pm.
5 months 1 day ago

Go Evanston Lights up the Ride

On December 8, Go Evanston, along with friends from Bucephalus Bikes, Wheel and Sprocket, Evanston Bicycle Club and Citizens’ Greener Evanston Escorted the Mayor from Lighthouse Beach to Fountain S
7 months 2 weeks ago

Go Evanston Regional Roundup

Rogers Park to complete greenway to Evanston border by November
7 months 2 weeks ago

Bike Walk Education in Schools Act

On August 24, 2018, the Illinois General Assembly passed the Bike Walk Education in Schools Act (​HB4799).
7 months 2 weeks ago

Help us identify our 2019 goals

We’d like to find a way to meet more of you in 2019 and also get new Go Evanston members by doing bike tours through each Ward, hopefully with our elected officials.
7 months 2 weeks ago

Climate Action Starts Now - Go Evanston

 
7 months 2 weeks ago

Give Divvy A Chance To Become Cost Neutral

Here are some talking points should anyone wish to support the opportunity to expand Divvy and access additional revenue at the Council meeting 9/17 or via email to your alderman.
1 year 2 weeks ago

Track Your Travel to Inform Transportation Decisions

Earn $50 for taking an important survey about your daily travel. Here at Go Evanston, we believe that the Chicago region works best when we all do our part.
1 year 3 weeks ago

Divvy Offers Big Discount to Evanston Residents

Divvy is expanding it's "Divvy for Everyone" program to Evanston, so more people can ride for less money. 
1 year 4 weeks ago

My E-Bike Test Ride

The sign in the window said “Try out an e-bike today.” So I did. Out of curiosity, I told myself. I’m a competent cyclist fit enough to ride me-powered bikes at 15 -17 mph comfortably.
1 year 4 weeks ago

Dutch Reach comes to Illinois

by John Hennelly A new law on the books in Illinois encourages drivers, when exiting their vehicle, to open their door with their right hand. Weird, right?
1 year 1 month ago

Evanston Bus Service Changes

Service modifications to Pace Routes 208 and 213 were implemented August 12 and 13.  
1 year 1 month ago

Connecting With The New Greenway

by John Fervoy A Go Evanston member recently wrote:
1 year 2 months ago

One Step Forward: Empowering Kids to Walk and Bike to School

It can be difficult to find an obvious and tangible step forward in the sometimes overwhelming fight to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and get kids out out walking and bicycling.
1 year 3 months ago

June Update on Proposed Changes to CTA/Pace Bus Service in Evanston

The CTA and Pace have revised their proposed changes to bus service in Evanston.
1 year 3 months ago

Worthy of Our Protection

The protected bike lanes on Dodge were challenged (again) at the April 23rd Administration and Public Works meeting.
1 year 4 months ago

We’re Joining Forces to Improve Mobility and Livability

Go Evanston is very happy to announce its new community partnership with Citizens’ Greener Evanston (CGE).
1 year 4 months ago

Another Update on Proposed Changes to Bus Service in Evanston

In response to the concerns raised by Evanston citizens, notably ETHS families and students, people with disabilities, and older adults, in both their written comments and at the April 24
1 year 4 months ago

Transportation Programs in Jeopardy

As part of Evanston’s priority based budgeting exercise for 2019, residents will soon be asked to complete a survey to identify their Top Ten and Bottom Ten among 54 programs that scored
1 year 4 months ago

To Dock or Not to Dock?

When bike share programs started only a few years ago, they were envisioned as a series of docking stations for multiple bikes where one could check out and return a bike.
1 year 4 months ago

CTA Plans Elimination of Bus Route 205

While we commend the goals highlighted in the North Shore Transit Service Coordination Plan, including focusing service improvements on areas of high demand for bus service, growing ridership, and
1 year 5 months ago

Sheridan Road North of Lincoln to Ridge -- Part I: Design

The last phase of the Sheridan Road Corridor project starts April 9 with water main installation.
1 year 5 months ago

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