We need your help to make Evanston a healthier, safer, and thriving community!

The Evanston Community Council is launching the Evanston Pathways to Health project in 2015. This exciting new program is part of Interact for Health’s Thriving Communities initiative. Our initial aim is to inspire active living in our community, focusing first on our children. New Urbanist Gil Penalosa said “Children are an indicator species. If we can build a successful city for children, we will have a successful city for all people”. We wants our children to be safe, happy and healthy!

The initial phase will begin with the implementation of a Safe Routes to School Program that not only includes infrastructure improvements to improve traffic safety, but also a Walking School Bus complete with Walking Conductors. It also includes plans to build a series of stations along the school route that will encourage children to observe and learn about their neighborhood while improving their motor skills.

In addition to improving traffic safety, the overall safety of our children (and all of our residents) is a top priority, and is mandatory for making Evanston the thriving, walkable community we want it to be. The Pathways to Health project will address neighborhood safety while making our residents healthier and happier. We will design a series of programs to engage residents in a variety of activities throughout the year. That’s where you come in, we want your feedback and buy-in!

Please contact Monna Beckford with any questions

at (513) 363– 2733 or beckfom@cpsboe.k12.oh.us