The City of Evanston needs your decorating help. It is seeking community input on the color of the stripe that separates the bike lane from the traffic on the new Church Street Protected Bike Path.

The path will run along Church Street from Dodge Avenue to the lakefront.

Part of what makes this bike path protected is the use of color to create the division between the street and path, but city officials are pondering what color to choose.

They’ve narrowed it down to five options and are asking residents to help them choose one.

The voting is open on the city’s website only until Monday, so you’d better act fast..

So what will it be? Tan, jade, diamantina, turquoise, or green?

Diamantina is the color in the image above.

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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  1. Is the City serious?

    This is a total waste of taxpayer money.  Why?   How long do you think this is going to last?  3-4 years – what will the city then do as it fades away?  No doubt if anyonw would speak against this waste – council members would tell you – its federal or state funds.  

    Last time I looked the city had less than $10,000 for pavement stripping.  Maybe its increased.   Look around  see  how much has faded.

  2. As I said on the City’s

    As I said on the City's facebook page, they need to go back to the contractor that paved and painted Dodge last year and the year before; the bicycle lane labels are already peeling off.

    And the color should be as light as possible so the yahoos who walk in the street and ride bikes wearing nothing but black have a chance to not get hit by cars.

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