Did You Know?

About one-third of all work trips in Chicago are comprised of people biking, walking, or riding public transit.

Open Streets… Come!.. Play!… VOLUNTEER!!

Bust out the sunscreen and snacks – Open Streets is just around the corner.. this Saturday, August 1

first of all – we hope to see you there! It's sure to be a BIG don't miss day filled with every sport you can imagine, loads of music and dancing, and a constant stream of community members enjoying themselves and their neighbors.

second of all – we hope you volunteer! There are a few more leadership positions available for folks interested in pitching in. We hope that you're really proud to take such an integral role!! Please email me at if you're interested.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday!



Course Marshal Team Leaders:
Arrive earlier and work the duration of the event, taking on a leadership role. Team leaders meet event staff at check-in locations to recieve their supplies and help set up. Once Course Marshals arrive, they gather their team (usually about 10 volunteers) and work to assign specific intersection locations.
Team Leaders then walk/bike/skate with their volunteers to be sure everyone has the materials they need and barricades are in place. Team Leaders will communicate with the rest of the staff via radio.
The duration of the event is spent patrolling your section of the route to be sure all Course Mashals and barricades are in place, communicating with other team leaders.
A bike or skates are highly reccomended for this position.
There is a 'shift change' midday where this is repeated. At the end of the event, Course Marshals are asked to return all supplies to thier check-in locations and assist with tear down.