Evanston is full of bike riders. Even in the middle of winter we see people slipping and sliding but still riding their bicycles around town. There have recently been changes in the bike lanes and on Davis street which runs through town. They have made the bike lanes inside the parking lanes which keeps the bikers out of traffic and required a complete reconfiguration of Davis street.
According to the City of Evanston and Bloomberg:
“Evanston is one of the nation’s top 25 cities for biking to work, according to a recent Bloomberg News report utilizing U.S. Census data.
With 5.3 percent of commuters pedaling to their jobs, Evanston ranks as number 15 on Bloomberg’s list. It is the only city in Illinois to make the top 25.
Other top bike-to-work cities include first-ranked Davis, California; Boulder, Colorado (2); Madison, Wisconsin (9); Minneapolis, Minnesota (20); and Bloomington, Indiana (25).”