Streets Alive! features a mile of Main Street dedicated to biking, strolling, playing, and community building, devoted to the theme "Staying Healthy, Staying Alive: Streets Alive!"
It will be held on Sunday, Aug. 14, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street from Robert Crown Park to Chicago Avenue.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.
Streets Alive features free activities for all ages, including a climbing wall, yoga, parklets, karate demonstrations, exercise classes, music, interactive art, and more; plus food trucks and a water station. The event will connect to Dodge Avenue’s protected bike lane and incorporate a Divvy bike share station.
A highlight for 2016 is an “intersection repair” project at Custer and Main. Artist Heather Hancock will create a giant artistic crosswalk while participants learn about Evanston’s abundant transportation options.
Streets Alive is pleased to announce a continued partnership with the Evanston Environmental Association to feature the Evanston Green Living Festival. This annual festival features products, services, and ideas that encourage and empower attendees to lead more sustainable lives. 2016 exhibitors will be presenting solar electric and hot water solutions, sustainable landscaping services, creative gifts made from recycled materials, urban lumber products, bamboo flooring, organic hair salon services, and much more.
Streets Alive is presented by NorthShore University HealthSystem, and organized by environmental nonprofit Citizens’ Greener Evanston, the Evanston Environmental Association, and the City of Evanston. Major sponsors of Streets Alive include the Evanston Bicycle Club, First Bank & Trust, and Archer-Patterson Family Foundation.