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. 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.

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