Green Transportation

Transportation currently accounts for roughly 17% of the community’s GHG emissions and was a major focus of the campaign to reduce Evanston’s GHG emissions 20% by 2016. Several projects are now underway to encourage Evanstonians to walk more, bike more, and use public transit more. These include:

  • Streets Alive!  This “open streets” event turns a City street into a car-free open space where residents can enjoy an afternoon of performances, activities, and food and celebrate car-free modes of transportation. Each year, one mile of Main Street becomes the city’s largest public park for a day, hosting a nearly 15,000 participants. All are invited to get involved and co-create this amazing community event. To help with Streets Alive, please contact evanstonstreetsalive@gmail.com.
  • Slow Roll  Evanston is part of the Slow Roll Chicago movement. This is a community bicycle ride that meets at various locations and follows a unique route for each ride. Slow Roll is for everyone; all ages, skill levels, and types of bikes are welcome. Stay tuned for the next ride, or check the Slow Roll Chicago Facebook page.
  • Pro-Walk, Pro-Bike, Pro-Place 2015 is a 12-month initiative for safer walking and biking and better quality of place. Our goals are a healthy, livable, and sustainable city and safe, friendly streets and public spaces. Get involved and meet us monthly to effect positive change.

CGE’s Transportation Task Force also meets regularly at 7:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month at the Evanston Civic Center to support these projects and pursue other green mobility strategies. To learn more, contact transportation@greenerevanston.org.