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Hi All - 

We spend so much time riding through Wilmette so the the following Bike Club meetings may be of interest to many.  Unfortunately, they meet the same evening at the EBC meetings.

I have communicated with Jeff Axelrod who would like to know how many of us would attend their meetings if it were held another evening.  Just let me know and I'll pass on your comment.

Thanks.

Merle 









On Aug 7, 2017, at 9:54 PM, Bike Wilmette <info@bikewilmette.org> wrote:

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News, events, challenges & solutions
 
SUMMER IS PERFECT
FOR BIKING!

 
Bike Wilmette is celebrating the long days of summer by working to make bicycling, walking and all forms of active transportation in Wilmette safer and more convenient.

Next meeting: Our next meeting is August 15th at 6:00 p.m. We meet every third Tuesday each month. Contact info@bikewilmette.org to RSVP and for room number.


CMAP Planning for 2050: Several of us attended the outstanding forum presented by CMAP about the future of transportation and climate change issues in the area. Help out by filling out their five surveys!

Pop-Up Bike Lane: Go Green Wilmette was a recent recipient of a generous grant award from the Evanston Bicycle Club to create a pop-up protected demonstration bike lane.  Go Green Wilmette has partnered with Bike Wilmette to begin planning for this demonstration project.  Take a look at this pop-up demonstration video from Minneapolis.

Summerfest Bikes: This year's event had at least 200 attendees arrive by bicycle, highlighting the need for more downtown bike racks. We distributed Bike Wilmette flyers to many of the parked bikes. We'll try next year to arrange for a bike corral.

New Evanston Bike Lanes: If you haven't yet seen Evanston's new protected bike lanes, check them out!

Downtown Road Markings: Last week, the Village repainted many of the road markings surrounding the Metra tracks, including the Green Bay Trail crosswalk at Central Ave.

PlacesForBikes Conference: Bike Wilmette was among the attendees at the inaugural PlacesForBikes Conference that took place in June at the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI.  The conference gathered hundreds of local leaders and advocates from across the US to collaborate and gain "the tools, ideas and strategies to achieve broader community goals through biking."
 
What else are we working on now?
  • Upcoming Fall Park District bike ride
  • Proposal to Village for Divvy stations at Linden Station, Metra, Gillson Park
  • Restoring funding for a comprehensive active transportation plan for Wilmette
  • More bike racks in the Village
  • Website and Facebook improvements
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Let's get involved, work together and stay engaged.  We WILL make real progress!
DIVVY BIKES IN EVANSTON

Divvy bike share is going strong in Evanston with 80 bikes and 8 docking stations! Learn more and sign up for a membership here. Would you like to see it in Wilmette? Let us know.

SUPPORT OUR FELLOW ADVOCATES

Active Transportation Alliance and Bike Illinois (former the League of Illinois Bicyclists) advocate for bike and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure and public transit. Support these organizations that work hard to put active transportation on a more equal footing with vehicular traffic. Membership is inexpensive and gets you discounts and benefits. Join the Active Transportation Alliance and Bike Illinois right now.

Working together to make Wilmette
a better place to walk, bike and live.
 
October Park District Ride

We are working with the Wilmette Park District to plan the first annual bike ride, tentatively scheduled for October 1st. Stay tuned for more details!

Green Bay Trail Bike Rack

A new bike rack has been added to the Green Bay Trail at Winnetka Avenue for New Trier High School students and staff as well as for Indian Hill Metra commuters.

Question of the Month

Would you support installation of security cameras to cover bike racks at train stations?  

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Summer is Made for Cycling

Looking for a good bike route or biking companions?  Join the Evanston Bike Club and get a personal invitation for multiple rides every day! Learn more here.
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We welcome your feedback, questions, or comments.  Drop us a line!
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Bike Wilmette
1433 Forest Ave.
Wilmette, Il  60091

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