Blogs

Go Evanston Announces 2018 Campaign

Bike safety education and Ridge Avenue are top priorities.
1 week 5 days ago

Read the City's Report on Ridge

The City issued a report on their work to make Ridge avenue safer, and what additional steps can be taken.
1 week 5 days ago

Ridge Gets Close Attention

At the January 23 meeting of the City’s Administration and Public Works (APW) Committee, Lara Biggs, the City’s Engineering and Capital Planning Bureau Chief,  gave a presentation on the unsafe tra
1 week 5 days ago

Bike trail experts convene at Recyclery

A panel of experts on bike trail development will convene this Feb 11th at the Recyclery.
1 week 6 days ago

Strava reveals Evanston's secret bike and pedestrian routes

You may have seen the story on how the fitness app Strava was revealing military secrets. Well, it is also tracking how cyclists and pedestrians (and even swimmers!) are moving through Evanston.
1 week 6 days ago

Crossing Ridge

By John Hennelly
1 month 1 week ago

Top Ten Places to Crash in Evanston

The chart above is from the Evanston Police Department annual reports, and shows how many crashes there were each year at the listed intersections.
1 month 1 week ago

A Fast Start for Go Evanston

It has been a busy and productive first year for Go Evanston.  
1 month 1 week ago

Evanston Police Statement on Ridge

The Evanston Police Department has released a statement on the efforts to reduce accidents along Ridge Avenue.
1 month 1 week ago

Evanston's new bike path didn't make the top ten list, but it should have.

People for Bikes have collected a list of great new bike paths, worth reading for inspiration of what is possible here in Evanston. 
1 month 2 weeks ago

Daily Herald Report on Suburban Crosswalk Safety

The Daily Herald has a great article on how many suburban crosswalks are ignored by drivers. 
1 month 2 weeks ago

Recyclery's Tailwind for Tools fundraiser

The Evanston-based nonprofit bike powerhouse, the Recyclery, is ending the year with some impressive accomplishments including giving
2 months 1 week ago

New Bike rankings are out and Illinois ranks......

Illinois ranked 16th among bike-friendly states according to the latest report cards from the League of American Bicyclists. Good news, right?
3 months 2 weeks ago

Evanston Shows Off

A delegation from NACTO (National Association of City Transportation Officials) visited Evanston on Thursday, November 2nd to see how the City's efforts at promoting safe biking and walking are goi
3 months 2 weeks ago

Sheridan Bike lanes are finished, and they are great!

The city has completed the summer-long construction of new bikes lanes on Sheridan in front of Northwest University. The lanes now extend from Davis Street north to Lincoln Street.
3 months 2 weeks ago

Special report: Bicyclist, pedestrian fatalities on the rise in suburbs

A Special Report by the Daily Herald shows bike and pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in the Chicago suburbs. 
3 months 2 weeks ago

The Appropriate Double Standard

Properly balancing the responsibilities of bicyclists and motorists By Jeff Balch
3 months 2 weeks ago

A Dangerous Intersection Gets Attention

On Tuesday morning October 24, there was another car crash at the corner of Ridge and Greenleaf.
3 months 2 weeks ago

A Lot of Talk

By John Hennelly
4 months 4 days ago

How do you carry groceries without a car?

Since adding the ability to carry stuff, we see bikes differently. Biking is no longer only about getting from here to there, but about taking this and that with us on the way.
4 months 5 days ago

Walk and Roll...Everyday!

By Vickie Jacobsen
4 months 1 week ago

CityLab: Google Gets Serious About Mapping Wheelchair Accessibility

An article explains how Google is crowd sourcing to track locations and environments accessible to poeple who rely on wheel chairs for mobility.     
5 months 1 week ago

You don’t own a car?!

That phrase typically comes up when meeting new people.  I’ve experienced this conversation frequently since we’ve lived sans-automobile for nearly twenty years. Questions follow.
5 months 2 weeks ago

New Rules for the Road Aim to Help Cyclists

Illinois Bicycle Law reports that a recent bill was signed into law that enhances cycling in the state. It outlines how motorists may safely pass a cyclist in a no passing zone.
5 months 2 weeks ago

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