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. 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.

For several years, with the City of Evanston, CGE co-sponsored 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.

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.