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“Streets Alive gives Evanston community members an opportunity to experience our public streets like never before. This free event is a great way to enjoy our beautiful city, meet your neighbors, support local businesses, and celebrate car-free modes of transportation.”
– Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl

“Streets Alive was the biggest, greatest community event in years.” 
– Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz

“We are excited to be a part of this initiative. There are little things you can do like biking or walking to work that will not only benefit the environment, but your health as well.”
– Michael Fiore, Corporate Director of Environmental Occupational Health and Safety/Sustainability at NorthShore

“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.” 
– Illinois State Senator Daniel Biss

bagpipes walking“Streets Alive is an event that promotes healthy lifestyles and making connections through community engagement and mutual understanding. At ETHS we share the same goals for our students and staff. This is a great opportunity for us to join hands throughout our community to achieve an even stronger quality of life for people of all ages in Evanston.”
– Evanston Township High School District 202 Superintendent Dr. Eric Witherspoon

“The Evanston Bicycle Club, with over 500 active members in Evanston, the North Shore and Chicago, is pleased to join ‘Streets Alive!’ in support of cycling in Evanston.”
– Evanston Bicycle Club Board Member David Boyce

“Streets Alive is a great way to showcase the uniqueness of Evanston and bring neighbors together to enjoy a wonderful weekend.”
– Illinois State Representative Laura Fine


Evanston Community Television

Evanston festival touts driving alternatives
Daily Northwestern by Jennifer Ball

Main Street Transformed to ‘Streets Alive!’
Evanston RoundTable by Mary Mumble

Streets Alive! – A Blockbuster Event for Main Street
Evanston RoundTable by Chelsea Rourke

Evanston’s Streets Alive! promises environmentally friendly fun
Evanston Review by Bob Seidenberg

Evanston to Hold Mile-Long Block Party
Patch Evanston By Emily Stone

Mile-long block party planned for Sept. 7
Evanston Now by Bill Smith

Shared Streets in Evanston, IL Embraces Open Space
Chicago Sun-Times film by Karie Angell Luc

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