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Streets Alive! Focuses on Healthy Living

Jul 26, 2016 03:24PM

Evanston Streets Alive! at the Evanston Green Living Festival will take place from 1 to 6 p.m., August 14, on Main Street from Crown Park to Chicago Avenue, presented by NorthShore University Health System. Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss says, “Streets Alive not only helps us visualize new ways to utilize and enjoy our precious public space, but it also allow us to connect with our neighbors and friends, and grow closer as a community.”

      This year’s theme is “Staying Healthy, Staying Alive: Streets Alive!” The goals are to inspire healthy, green forms of transportation, like walking, biking and transit and to help visualize innovative ways to use public space.

      There will be free activities for all ages, including a climbing wall, yoga, karate demonstrations, exercise classes, music, interactive art and more, as well as food trucks and a water station. The event will connect to Dodge Avenue’s protected bike lane and incorporate Divvy bikeshare stations. At Custer and Main, artist Heather Hancock will create a giant artistic crosswalk while participants learn about Evanston’s abundant transportation options. Streets Alive will launch a crowdfunding challenge from July 25 through August 5, with funds matched by TransitCenter.

For more information, visit EvanstonStreetsAlive.org and EvanstonGreenFest.org. See ad on page 19.