City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz this morning said Evanston has been awarded a $480,000 federal grant to create a protected bike lane on Dodge Avenue from Church to Howard streets.
The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program grants here are administered by the State of Illinois.
Bobkiewicz says the project will ensure that residents and visitors of all ages can bike along a “comfortable corridor” on Dodge from Howard Street to Church and then to downtown via Church and Davis.
The design for the route will be completed over the winter and the target completion date will be before school starts at the high school next fall.
Bobkiewicz thanked Public Works Director Robinson and her staff for their efforts to secure the grant.