Did You Know?

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

Shoveling and voting?

As I walked to my local Chicago Park District fieldhouse to vote today, I noticed that for the first time this winter, the park had shoveled all the sidewalks surrounding the park and in the park. My vote does count, it seems.

As I left with my thank you for voting card, I stopped by the park office and handed them a thank you for shoveling card. I also left a please shovel card and mentioned it would be great for them to shovel anytime it snows, not just on election days.

Help spread the word, print-your-own Active Trans thank you for shoveling and please shovel cards.

Also, in Chicago, you can nominate businesses that do a good job of clearing snow, thanks to the Dept. of Transportation's Pedestrian program efforts.