Did You Know?

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

Match Making

Senator Richard Durbin has thrown down the gauntlet for the Calumet-Sag Trail Coalition [representing the towns and public agencies who are building the Calumet-Sag Trail]:

He'll match every dollar the Coalition can raise with four dollars in federal grant money, up to $335,000, to design the trail heads, interpretive features and amenities that will define the trail access and interaction for the communities along the trail.

A tremendous offer for the Coalition – if this were 2006. In 2009, the communities and agencies along our corridor are stretched thin.

Thank goodness the Coalition has Friends. And we've got a really, really cool bike.