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. CGE’s goals for transportation are:

  • Make public transportation more accessible and appealing to Evanston residents.
  • Make Evanston a safer place for walking and bicycling to increase active transportation.
  • Advocate for City policies and infrastructure investments which help achieve these goals.

To help achieve these goals, CGE partners with the Evanston citizens’ advocacy group Go Evanston.

With the City of Evanston, CGE co-sponsors Streets Alive! This “open streets” event turns Main 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. All are invited to get involved and co-create this amazing community event. To help with Streets Alive, please contact

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