Did You Know?

People walking are five times as likely to be killed by a driver traveling 30 mph as one going 20 mph.

Walk 'n' Roll in Evanston

On Sunday, Sept. 1, Evanston held its first Shared Streets event, which allowed residents to enjoy a beautiful afternoon strolling along three car-free blocks on Dempster Street.

People not only strolled — they biked, skateboarded and danced to a jammin' band. Along the way, people could pick up hula hoops, practice T'ai chi or blow bubbles.

Active Trans was on hand providing participants with bike safety intormation and the Evanston Bike Club shared details about its upcoming rides.

Our goals were to get more people cycling and walking, to organize and embolden the pro-walking/cycling community, and to make the point that streets are for people, said one of the organizers, Natalie Watson. 

Go Evanston!