You could have gotten goodies, if you’d shown up at Fountain Square this morning for an event promoting this week as Bike to Work Week.

The cycling aldermen — Don Wilson, Jane Grover and Coleen Burrus — with Turin Bicycle Shop owner Chris Mailing.

You could have gotten goodies, if you’d shown up at Fountain Square this morning for an event promoting this week as Bike to Work Week.

The cycling aldermen — Don Wilson, Jane Grover and Coleen Burrus — with Turin Bicycle Shop owner Chris Mailing.

Activists from the Active Transportation Alliance were handing out free coffee and treats during the morning rush hour to cyclists who stopped by — many of them on the way to the nearby downtown rail stations.

The steady trickle of cyclists encouraged Turin Bicyle Shop owner Chris Mailing, who said it was substantially better showing than last year, but three Evanston aldermen who turned out were largely left talking to each other.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Question

    Was being scofflaws discussed?  Did they pass out copies of the Illinois Rules of the Road?  Did they have a lecture/talk about obeying the Rules of the Road?  Was it stressed that bicyclists have to obey the laws of the road as motorists do?  Did they raise any money to build their own bikeways instead of using city streets? 

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