Green Transportation

Transportation currently accounts for roughly 17% of the community’s GHG emissions and is 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. On September 13, 2015, one mile of Main Street will become the city’s largest public park for a day, hosting a projected 15,000 participants. All are invited to get involved and co-create this amazing community event. To help with Streets Alive 2015, 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. Our inaugural ride from Edgewater to Evanston took place April 8. 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 on the 2nd 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.