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Take Evanston’s bike plan survey to support next-generation bike facilities, oppose bike bans

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Evanston is moving forward with an exciting update to their bike plan, and they are asking people who live, work or visit to weigh in on a new survey.

We’re thrilled to see Evanston leading the way on bringing next-generation bike facilities to the Chicago suburbs. The draft plan includes comfort corridors that would create low-stress routes for people riding bikes throughout the city.

Ideas like these are on the cutting edge of bike planning for suburban communities.

While most of the survey questions are about making streets safer and more bike-friendly, we are concerned that the new survey includes questions about possibly banning bikes on certain roads, including key destinations like retail corridors.

Tell Evanston to scrap the ban idea and stay with its current approach of developing comfortable biking routes that connect key destinations, so people don’t need to bike on high stress streets.

Take the survey.