Did You Know?

Half of school children walked or biked to school in 1969, but only 13 percent were doing it in 2009.

Happy commuters in Northern Suburbs

Last week, Bike to Work Week swept through the Northern Suburbs. It was perfect weather for celebrating all the active folks commuting by bikes and taking transit.

src= it did in the City of Chicago, Active Trans set up a series of Bike Pit Stops in suburban communities to celebrate those who bike to work and offer encouragement those who still need a nudge.

During the course of the week, Active Trans staff and volunteers handed out 300 goodie bags at Bike Pit Stops in Northbrook, Wilmette, Deerfield, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Evanston and at Northwestern University. 

We signed up over 60 people for the Riders for Better Transit campaign. We partnered with a host of local businesses and organizations, including the 1027 Bike Shop, Rotary Club International,  Evanston Bicycle Club, Arlington Heights Bike and Pedestrian Commission, Wilmette Bicycle Task Force, Midtown Athletic Club, George Garner Cyclery, Northbrook Bicycle Task Force, and all the village governments.

The photos feature some of people who helped out with the Pit Stops and people who stopped in to chat, get goodie bags and learn about biking to work. Thanks to all for helping to spread the word about the benefits and joys of active transportation.

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