Wanna learn how to stay warm this winter downtown? Want to drink? Want to support a great cause? Come join Moxie and Active Trans, the two partners of this event where we explore the Chicago Pedway, an overlooked layer of the city’s sustainable transportation network.
This is our first event of 2015 and should be a great way to reconnect with friends and bring a couple more into the fold!
Streetsblog Chicago Editor John Greenfield will be giving us a tour of the Chicago Pedway System for $10. Please bring cash for the tour as well as the raffle at the end! All money goes to support the resurrection of Streetsblog which has recently gone on hiatus.
We will be meeting at Infield's for a drink before the tour, taking the tour, and then ending up at Houlihan's, 111 E Wacker, around 7 pm for more drinks, food, and a raffle. You may buy raffle tickets before the tour begins and at Houlihan's for $5 each.
Of course, you! Also, Active Trans (http://bit.ly/1zABHwy) is partnering on this event so we are extra excited!
Steven Vance, Deputy Editor of Streetsblog, and Moxie member, will also be there to answer your questions about Streetsblog's situation and how you can help their current financial prospects.
As one of the most consistent voices deliberating on our region's transportation issues, its imperative we continue to have this voice at the table in Chicago's planning conversations.
Other sustainability-minded groups and folks from outside Moxie will be attending also, so this will be a great event to meet new faces! Be sure to invite your friends! We'll see you there!
This network of indoor pedestrian pathways, including below-ground tunnels, street-level concourses and overhead skyways, covers about five miles and connects over forty city blocks.
Tens of thousands of downtown workers use it every day to traverse the Loop without having to deal with inclement weather or the Loop’s hectic street traffic. For more background on the Pedway, check out this article (http://bit.ly/1Atz5f8) by tour guide John Greenfield.
For more information, or day-of-the-event questions, please contact Daniel at [masked] or[masked]