Evanston devotes May to bike safety, appreciation

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

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Evanston announced Wednesday this May will be “Bike Kick-off Month,” dedicated to improving bicycle safety and respect among riders, drivers and pedestrians on the road.

The city is also launching a campaign called “Let’s Roll Together” to better traffic safety during the week of May 11. City officials, Evanston police and volunteers will be stationed at four intersections throughout the week to distribute bike safety information and bike maps as well as point out safe and unsafe road behavior. Volunteers can register online.

May is also recognized as National Bike Month.

This month the city will encourage residents to ride their bikes to work. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will also urge residents to take the online Illinois League of Bicyclists’ Bike Safety Quiz to learn safety strategies on the road.

Tisdahl will officially declare “Bike Kick-off Month” with her signature at Monday’s City Council meeting.

The League of American Bicyclists has recognized Evanston as a “Bicycle Friendly Community,” along with eight other communities in the state.

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